McCook Farm & Ranch Expo coming soon in Nebraska
McCook Farm & Ranch Expo
McCook is in the center of rich farmland and cattle feedlots in Southwest Nebraska, Northwest Kansas and Eastern Colorado.
The fairgrounds are in north central McCook, near West Fifth and O Streets.
The McCook Farm & Ranch Expo will return to the Red Willow County Fairgrounds on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 16-17.
There will be a free producer breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. Nov. 16. Come out and join us for breakfast to kick off the expo. The show opens at 9 a.m. both days and closes at 7 p.m. the first day and 4 p.m. the second. Admission and parking are free.
“We are excited to utilize for the second year the new Alice Kiplinger building. It brings an additional 17,000 square feet of show space to this year’s expo. This building was built and paid for by the most generous man we have ever met, Tom Kiplinger, and his generosity sees no bounds. The Alice Kiplinger building was donated to the Red Willow County Fairgrounds. Please take this opportunity to come enjoy this new facility. And if you see Tom, please give him a well-deserved pat on the back. The McCook Farm & Ranch Expo is a great place to come see the newest and latest in farming and ranching technology practices,” said Darren Dale, show owner. “We are expecting over 400 vendors from 20 states, Canada and Australia. The McCook Farm & Ranch Expo is the place to find all your livestock and farming needs.”
Exhibitors include numerous cutting edge displays for farm and ranch equipment, seed and chemicals, agricultural services, irrigation manufacturers, financial providers, commodity organizations, colleges, governmental services, home services, furniture and art galleries and much more. There will be something for everyone.
The expo is excited to welcome JD Wing horse training demonstrations with clinician JD Wing both days of the show. JD is the head horse trainer for the Tee Cross Ranches. The famous Tee Cross brand was the first brand registered in the State of Colorado and is synonymous with quality in both its’ Quarter Horse and cattle operations. Robert C. “Bob” Norris has a rich and prestigious history in the cattle, cutting and Quarter Horse world. The Tee Cross Ranches were nominated for AQHA’s Best Remuda Award. This award recognizes ranching operations that have produced their own breeding program of outstanding Quarter Horses used not only on the ranch, but having produced quality horses used in competition around the world. The horse training demonstrations are brought to you by Bobby Norris Real Estate.
The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Southwest Chapter along with Daniel’s Manufacturing will be hosting Dr. Tom Noffsinger cattle handling demonstrations. There will be a forum at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 in the Merchant building and following will be the cattle handling demonstration at 1 p.m. at the Kiplinger. Dr. Tom Noffsinger, is a consulting feedyard veterinarian best known for his passion and enthusiasm for working with feedyards and ranches on low-stress cattle handling. More and more feedyards and ranches are incorporating this philosophy and production practice into their daily operations, to the benefit of both the cattle and the cowboys/cowgirls.
A.I. demonstrations will be brought to you by Accelerated Genetics and the Nebraska Bull Service a division of Accelerated Genetics. More details to follow so check the website for up-to-date information.
At 5 p.m. Nov. 16, McCook Farm & Ranch Expo (Darren & Tana Dale), Coppermill Steakhouse & Lounge and Loop Brewing Company will be hosting a Chamber Mixer for all Chamber of Commerce members. This event will be held is held in the Kiplinger Arena beer garden/wine tasting area.
Returning this year will be the Tres Rios Silver Working Ranch Horse Sale at 6 p.m. Nov. 16. Come out and bid on some of the finest ranch horses in the midwest. Highest selling horse and buyer will receive a beautiful Tres Rios Belt Buckle.
In conjunction with the Working Ranch Horse Sale, we will also be hosting an FFA Benefit Auction. Several area FFA Chapters are participating and will auction off an item that they have made in class. All proceeds generated from the sale of the chapter’s item will go directly to that FFA chapter. Give us a call to get your FFA Chapter involved.
Other attractions include, Cappel Sales Walker mower demonstrations, flu shots offered by the Red Willow Health Department, and lots of prizes and giveaways.
Corporate sponsors for the expo include Plains Equipment Group®, Hometown Family Radio, Vap Construction and The American Hat Company. ❖