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Snow doesn’t stop Western Nebraska crowds from heading to the KNEB Farm & Ranch Expo in Mitchell, Nebraska

Despite weather concerns early in the week, the KNEB Farm & Ranch Expo in Mitchell, Neb., saw large numbers on Feb. 5.

The expo ran Feb. 5-6.

Expo organizer Kendra Feather said the free breakfast served at the expo Friday saw the largest crowd in the expo’s 31 year history. Though the numbers for attendance weren’t official at the time of publication, Feather said she expected at least a thousand people attended the expo the first day.

In addition, after a string of snowy days, all but four exhibitors were able to make the expo. The bull sale had to be canceled, but Feather said it was a learning experience for next year.

Overall, this year’s event saw a large crowd and a variety of attendees, she said, from families to traditional farmers and younger agriculturalists as well.

Some of the food vendors even ran out of food for a bit, she said.

Even though it’s not the largest trade show in Nebraska, Feather said exhibitors consistently say they get positive responses from the people they meet at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds in Mitchell.

“It’s a really well received show,” she said. “It’s just a good variety of products.” ❖

For more information, go to kneb.com/farm-ranch-expo/.

-Staff reports


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