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  • CNY Farm Progress Show continues to grow

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  • Plans for the 2013 Central New York Farm Progress Show are well under way and all indications suggest the 2013 show will continue to grow in both the number of participating exhibitors and the people coming to enjoy the show.
    The show, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 11 and 12 at Len-Lo Farm on Robinson Road in Mohawk, provides an essential service to the agricultural community, and the show committee, a volunteer endeavor comprised of many hardworking individuals, is proud to provide this service for their friends and neighbors, according to CNY Farm Progress Show President Dick Presky.
    “Of course, much of this success is due to the ongoing support of our long-time exhibitors and friends, plus the infusion of new products and services from our more recent vendors,” he said.
    The CNY Farm Progress Show is a nonprofit organization; therefore any excess funds generated by the show are used to fund youth scholarships and educational programs that will foster learning and involvement in the agricultural community.
    “Each year the show gets better and offers the public a growing variety of farm oriented exhibits,” said Presky. “We look forward to another successful year and hope you will be a part of it.”
    The CNY Farm Progress Show usually features about 120 exhibitors, offering products and services relevant to all aspects of the agricultural community, with attendance ranging between 8,000 and 10,000 people. The main show takes place over approximately 10 acres, with over 40 acres in use featuring field demonstrations and fun activities such as an antique tractor show and a bale toss contest.
    Other scheduled activities include contests for the biggest pumpkin, the tallest corn and the most attractive display (outdoors and indoors), the presentation of the Herkimer County Dairy of Distinction Award and music performed by a country western band.
    Specifically, the field demonstration schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 11, calls for the bale toss and skid steer rodeo to take place at 11 a.m., with an ice cream social at noon and live entertainment from noon to 2 p.m. The schedule for Thursday, Sept. 12, calls for the bale toss to take place at 11 a.m., with live entertainment from noon to 2 p.m.
    The antique tractor show and individual field demonstrations will take place throughout the two-day show.
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