Quad-City area farmers are sure to be thinking spring as the Quad-Cities Farm Show rolls into the QCCA Expo Center beginning Sunday.
More than 200 exhibitors — from equipment companies to farm supply and technology vendors — will be on hand for the three-day show in Rock Island.
In its 26th year, the farm show runs from Sunday through Tuesday.
Exhibitors will feature long line, short line, seeds, supplies, chemicals, livestock equipment, grain handling, storage, buildings, replacement parts and new technologies — from computer software to GPS systems.
Richard Sherman, the show's manager since the show's inception, said farmers will find many first-time exhibitors at this year's show. Some will display farm equipment designed to make planting and harvesting faster and more cost-efficient, he said.
"When the farm economy is very good, and prices are high, you see more machinery and they take up the bulk of the space," Sherman said.
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But when prices are low and money is tight, he said "smaller companies rush to be in the show as they believe they have the products that will give the farmer the best possible return on his investment."
Show admission and parking are free.
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, visit quadcitiesfarmshow.com.