Oahe Farm and Ranch Show offers seminars, tractor pull

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Seminars will be offered along with an antique tractor pull at this year’s Oahe Farm and Ranch Show June 25-26, just north of Pierre.

On Wednesday, June 25, AgriTalk broadcaster Mike Adams, will interview guest speakers and take questions from the crowd.

Adams grew up working on a grain and livestock farm in central Illinois. He served west-central Illinois on WLDS radio in Jacksonville for 27 years. Adams covered state and national agricultural events in 11 countries, met Pope John Paul II and five U.S. presidents. Adams took over as host of the nationally syndicated talk show, AgriTalk, in July of 2001. He focuses on issues and ideas important to rural America.

Since this is an election year, the winners of the Republican and Democratic primary races will be featured in a debate on farm topics Wednesday afternoon. That night, a barbecue will be held for exhibitors.

Attendees are invited to attend a variety of seminars offered throughout the show.

The Hefty Brothers from AgPhD at Baltic will present a seminar on crops on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. and will broadcast their radio show at 2 p.m. that afternoon.

This year there will be a second indoor tent. In half of that building there will be an ag stage. Those wishing to sign up will be able to have the stage for a 30-minute presentation on whatever product they choose to feature. There will be slotted times with a $100 charge to the exhibitor.

On Thursday, at noon, registration for the antique tractor pull will take place. The tractor pull starts at 1 p.m.

During the two-day event, there will be food vendors from the Lions Club and KJ Lemonade. CHS and Cropland will have test plot areas and provide in-field information, including corn under irrigation. Ride-and-drive opportunities will be available.

Watch for more information on the extra events including 4-H horse judging, a tiny-tots rodeo and barrel races. A photography contest will be part of the events.

As this is the third year of the show, Doreen Foster, one of the show organizers, said there are lots of new exhibitors who are coming from Dakotafest. “They’ve decided to give us a try,” Foster said. “The numbers of booths are almost double from last year. It should be a great show.”

Details about this year’s Oahe Farm and Ranch show June 25-26

Wed 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., location 13 miles north of Pierre.

Free admission. Call 605-222-5360 or email info@oahefrs.com.