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|Ag Expo starts Friday at Ike|
Ag Expo 2010, sponsored by the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council and held simultaneously with the Louisiana Cattlemen's Association Annual Meeting will be the biggest show in the event's 28-year history.
More than 100 exhibitors will fill 174 spaces inside and in the parking lot of the Ike Hamilton Expo in West Monroe. Show hours are from 2-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16.
Exhibits will feature farm equipment, new technology for agricultural applications, plus a wide assortment of products and services for the industry. There will be displays of Louisiana agricultural products, and tasting samples of several commodities, including beef, rice, catfish, ice cream, cheese, milk, sweet potato, pecans and more.
LSU AgCenter's Ag Alley, with its popular mini-farm will be back this year, with new displays for corn and sweet potatoes. Horticulture will again be featured in this area.
New this year, a series of gardening programs that will appeal to everyone who wants to grow a bit of green in their personal space will be presented in the Ike Hamilton Conference Room. Rose culture, butterfly gardening, bulb gardening and pruning techniques will be presented by Master Gardeners, plus seminars on the use of "hardscapes" like interlocking pavers and other materials will be presented by Irrigation Mart.
The Junior Livestock Show will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16. Divisions in beef, dairy, goats, swine, sheep and rabbits will be featured.
Tickets are $5; children under 6 admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the event.
For more detailed information, go to www.agexpo.org, email email@example.com or call (318)335-2495.