By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer
Despite the high winds and blowing dirt, exhibitors and officials are calling the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo a success.
“I think it was very successful. I’m pleased with it,” said Sharon King, events manager.
New to the Expo this year were the dairy seminars offered in English and Spanish for dairy employees, managers and owners. The seminars went well and some new ideas and tips are already being suggested to improve the next Expo, King said.
King said many vendors were pleased with attendance at the Expo.
Larry Levacy of Levacy Sprinkler has had a good response as a result of exhibiting at the Ag Expo, he said.
“It’s good, we have no complaints at all. It (the Expo) is getting better and better for us,” Levacy said.
Don Van Dam and son Arlan were busy strolling through the buildings Wednesday, gathering information on various products and services being offered.
“I like it. It’s the one spot I can look at all the products and get prices and information,” Van Dam said.
First-year exhibitor Tasker Products of Danbury, Conn., exhibited an eco-friendly footbath concentrate to dairies. The Expo has provided an opportunity for the company to showcase their product to the area, Tasker Products representative Leslie Pierson said.
“It’s a good opportunity to come to these shows because you don’t always catch the producers on the farm,” Pierson said.
Pierson said her product has generated a lot of interest with producers in the area, Pierson said.
“I think the show has been great,” Pierson said.