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Business: World Ag Expo to bring new technology to Tulare - Feb 8-10

There are 4 comments on the www.fresnobee.com story from Jan 29, 2011, titled Business: World Ag Expo to bring new technology to Tulare - Feb 8-10. In it, www.fresnobee.com reports that:


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Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
By Robert Rodriguez / The Fresno Bee

The biggest farm and agricultural trade show in the U.S. is getting ready to take over the grounds of the International Agri-Center in Tulare.

The 44th annual World Ag Expo begins its three-day run on Feb. 8.

More than 1,500 exhibitors of tractors, technology and tools will be spread out over more than 2.6 million square feet of the center's grounds.

Known in its early days as the farm show, the Ag Expo has become a major event in the Valley, drawing an estimated 100,000 visitors annually from as near as Tulare and as far as Australia.

It's a moneymaker, too. About $280 million in sales is attributed to the expo and the economic impact to the San Joaquin Valley is estimated at $600 million, said Steve Knudsen, spokesman for the International Agri-Center.

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“Government Accountability”

Since: Oct 07

Orange Cove

#1 Jan 29, 2011
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"More than 1,500 exhibitors of tractors, technology and tools will be spread out over more than 2.6 million square feet of the center's grounds."

About a month ago a local person suggested to OC City Hall that it would be a good idea for the CITY and LOCAL BUSINESSES (i.e., packing houses) to have a booth ast this AG show in Tulare.

NO RESPONSE or action - which is not surprising.

Of course "1,500 exhibitors" from AROUND the WORLD are probably wrong and this INTERNATIONAL gathering of agribusiness experts don't know what they are doing.

"It's a moneymaker, too. About $280 million in sales is attributed to the expo and the economic impact to the San Joaquin Valley is estimated at $600 million,"

WHAT a HUGE impact if the CITY sold even ONE INDUSTRIAL LOT and/or RENTED one or two ROOMS at the COMMUNITY CENTER to an entrepreneur or marketing/sales company.

ONE of Orange Cove's problems is there is not one darn person over that has ever made a real living in markewting and sales - that's probably been the situation for 30 years!!

What a waste ...

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“Fair & Balanced Editing”

Since: Jun 10

Orange Cove (Fresno County) CA

#3 Feb 6, 2011
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WAE still nation's biggest farm show

Sat Feb 5, 2011

The receptionist's warm voice sounds every bit like one you'd expect to hear from Selma, Alabama

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“Fair & Balanced Editing”

Since: Jun 10

Orange Cove (Fresno County) CA

#4 Feb 9, 2011
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World Ag Expo: Young 'agvocate' urges farmers to use social media

Wednesday, Feb. 09, 2011
By Lewis Griswold / The Fresno Bee

TULARE -- One of agriculture's top young cheerleaders Wednesday urged farmers at the World Ag Expo to use social media such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs to talk to consumers about agriculture.

"You don't have to write a book. You just have to say what you are doing," said Amanda Radke, 23, of Mitchell, S.D., a former National Beef Ambassador and editor of Beef Daily, an online publication associated with Beef magazine.

Radke said that if farmers want to succeed at "agvocacy" -- advocating for agriculture -- "we have to change our approach to getting the message across."

Facebook and other social media are the quickest way for farmers to fight bad publicity, such as news reports or YouTube videos alleging animal cruelty, she said.

Radke is a veteran at sticking up for the agriculture industry.

In 2006, at age 19, she caused a stir by organizing a walkout of a Carrie Underwood concert at the National FFA convention. Underwood is a supporter of the Humane Society of the United States, an animal welfare organization that has criticized "factory farming."

"Their No. 1 mission is to abolish animal agriculture in this country," Radke said bluntly to a receptive audience of about 20 farmers attending her "Taking it to the Street" address.

In a telephone interview later Wednesday, Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States said Radke "doesn't know the real work" of the organization.

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“Government Accountability”

Since: Oct 07

Orange Cove

#5 Feb 10, 2011
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Panel at World Ag Expo focuses on water-saving moves

9:00 PM, Feb. 9, 2011 |

Meeting the local water needs for domestic and agricultural use will take a multi-pronged approach, said Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District General Manager Mark Larsen.

"There's no silver bullet out there," he said. "There is a whole tool box we need to use."

The multiple-front approach includes:

> Establishing underground water storage facilities

> Implementing water conservation methods in domestic and agricultural use

> Completing head water transfers and exchanges

> Bringing in water from other locations

Larsen made his comments Wednesday during a panel discussion at the World Ag Expo. He participated in the discussion with Ron Jacobsma, Friant Water Authority general manager. During the 90-minute presentation, Larsen and Jacobsma said there's no easy answer to solve the San Joaquin water woes. Failing to meet those needs in the agriculture side could mean farm operations go out of business, leading to loss of jobs and productivity. Jacobsma said there's a need to build a dam above Millerton Lake, the supply for Friant's water customers, which include water districts in the Tulare County.

Building such facility, which comes with a $3 billion price tag, will give Valley floor water managers additional time when there abundant surface water.

"Building storage facilities buys you time," he said.

More locally, Larsen said establishing underground water storage is one way to meet water demand. Sinking water in wet years will bring up the local water table. Recent projects at Mooney Groove Park and the Tulare City-led effort at an former orchard east of town are good examples.

"I think we need to continue to be aggressive in all we can," he said.

Such water-saving efforts involved several agencies. Tulare Irrigation District, City of Tulare and Kaweah Delta representatives worked together to complete the projects. That's an approach that should continue, Larsen said. Combining resources makes projects more feasible.

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