Aug 092010

Texas Farm and Ranch Show Features Educational Sessions, Tractor Pulls and Wine Tastings

2010 San Antonio International Farm and Ranch Show will have it all

By Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M

The San Antonio International Farm and Ranch Show, to be held Oct. 14-16, has added several new features for attendees and their families, according to show coordinators. The show will take place on the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and Freeman Coliseum grounds, 3201 E. Houston St. and One AT&T Center Parkway. Admission is free, with show hours from 12-8 p.m. on Oct. 14 and from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Oct. 15-16.

“We are excited that during this year’s show we will be hosting the South Texas Commodity Symposium with the Texas Corn Producers, Texas Grain Sorghum Producers, Texas Wheat Producers, South Texas Cotton and Grain Producers, Texas Rice Producers, Texas Peanut Producers, Wintergarden producers and the Southwest Council of Agribusiness,” said Lyle Larson, the show’s founder. “We’re inviting over 10,000 commodity group members to participate in this year’s show.”

Attendees will also enjoy the show’s wine tastings, which are scheduled for 4, 5 and 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. There are some excellent wines made in Texas and through the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program, this will give attendees a chance to sample some of them.

Bryan Davis, AgriLife Extension agent for natural resources and one of the show’s educational coordinators, added that one of the new educational opportunities at this year’s show will be a session for prospective wine-grape growers.

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