The Colusa County Fairgrounds will soon be filled with the latest farm innovations when the 55th annual Colusa Farm Show gets underway on Tuesday.
About 20,000 people are expected to visit the Colusa Farm Show during its three-day run to see the best farm equipment, communications, and technology the world has seen.
“Everything is going well,” Colusa County Fairgrounds officials said. “We have seminars returning this year, and several new food vendors.”
This year’s lineup includes Debbie Bacigalupi, who will speak every morning at 10 AM, on how climate change and environmentalism is harming rural America.
On Tuesday, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Karin Kryski, PCA technical sales representative will speak on advances in pheromone and kairomone-based technologies and products, with emphasis on Navel Orange worm and Codling Moth.
On Feb. 6, from 11 AM to noon, the Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition will present a soil scientist to speak on nitrogen and irrigation management.
The seminars will be held inside the Community Center, which will also be the new location for the vendor’s lounge.
The Colusa Farm Show, known as the “granddaddy” of farm shows because it was the first ever agriculture exposition of its kind on the west coast, allows suppliers to introduce the latest in modern farming techniques and equipment.
In addition to tractor suppliers rolling out their latest harvesters and combines, the show will feature a wide array of equipment and services that continue to transform the way farmers grow and harvest food and other crops.
Returning food court vendors include Tacos El Amigo, Jax Kettle Korn, and Munch A Bunch. New vendors in the court this year include Coffeeologist, with specialty coffees, bagels, biscuits and gravy, cake pops and dipped pretzels, and Blazing Trail Nut Roasters, with flavored almonds, pecans, and cashews.
Granzella’s will be in Festival Hall, and the Maxwell Inn will be new in the Main Exhibit Building.
The Colusa Farm Show will be held from 9 AM to 4 PM on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5, and from 9 AM to 3 PM on Thursday, Feb. 6. Admission and parking are free.
Vendors will start moving onto the grounds on Friday, and Fairground CEO Laura Ford reminds motorists to watch for pedestrians and slow-moving vehicles on Highway 20 during setup and breakdown, and during the Farm Show itself.
Extended forecasts expect partially cloudy and sunny skies throughout the event’s three-day run. ■