The 2021 Western Farm Show, scheduled for February 19-21 in Kansas City, has been canceled by the Western Equipment Dealers Association, which is the event producer.
Health and safety concerns related to COVID-19 are the reasons the show won’t happen next year.
“Given the long history of this event as one of the Midwest’s premier farm shows, this is a very disappointing step to take,” says show manager Ken Dean.
“But it’s the responsible decision for the protection of everyone involved during the current pandemic.”
The Western Farm Show is one of the region’s largest indoor agricultural attractions, featuring 400,000 square feet of exhibit space filled with new farm and ranch equipment, as well as thousands of other agricultural products and services.
The event draws farmers and ranchers from all over the Midwest, and it features a low-stress livestock handling demonstration, health and safety roundup, an FFA student food drive, and a Family Living Center with food, health, and décor items for sale.
Dean noted that the 2021 show would have marked the event’s 60th anniversary, which will now be celebrated in 2022.
(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)