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Western Illinois University will be hosting their 49th annual Farm Expo on Saturday, 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission and parking for the expo is free. WIU Vice President of Operations Leah Hembrough gives us the details of the Expo:

“This year we will have over 150 vendors, and that’s a wide variety from farm machinery all the way to craft goods; we also have a lot of different ag services and lenders. Something we have been pushing for is that we have vamped up our Kid’s Corner. There will be face painting, caricature face drawing, and balloons as well.”

The Farm Expo, also known as the Ag Mech Show, is the longest-running farm expo in the country and is completely run by students.

written by Matthew Needham