A prominent part of modern Ag is building a network of connections, observing new and upcoming technologies, and watching for opportunities to grow, expand, and refine your processes at every business level.
Trade shows and conferences are some of the best ways to keep on top of new and emerging developments in the Ag industry. Sending representatives or attending these shows yourself will keep you in touch with all of the hottest trends, latest technologies, and modern developments you can utilize. The only question is, which shows are the best to attend? There are, with no exaggeration, hundreds of conferences and events every year. You can’t very well go to them all, so which do you pick?
A Compiled List of the Best Conferences and Trade Shows
At Ag 1 Source, we’ve compiled a list of trade shows, conferences, and other events that may be worth attending in 2022.
Bear in mind that these events are all subject to change. The pandemic is still in full swing, so events may reschedule, place restrictions on attendance, mandate vaccination or negative testing ahead of time, or add other requirements. Some may also convert to digital events instead of in-person events. So always research any event you wish to attend ahead of time to make sure it’s still happening and open to you.
With that said, here are some of 2022’s most promising Ag events you’ll want on your radar:
- Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic
- American Seed Trade Association
- Ag Retailers Association Annual Conference
- The National Farm Machinery Show
- Farm Progress Show
- Midsouth Farm & Gin Show
- Southeast Fruit and Vegetable Conference
- Iowa Pork Congress
- International Production and Processing Expo
- Minnesota Pork Congress
- World Pork Expo
- World Dairy Expo
- World Ag Expo
- CAPCA Annual Conference & Agri Expo
This list is, of course, highly truncated of trade shows, expos, conferences, and other events in the Ag and related industries.
Looking for More Ag Events?
If you want more or different trade shows to attend, there is guaranteed to be something out there that fits your needs. The only challenging part is finding it. Here are some additional resources you can use to find more events:
- The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s list of endorsed international and domestic trade shows
- EventsInAmerica’s database of 2022 agriculture shows
- 10Times’s top 100 international agriculture and forestry events
- Tradefest’s Top 120 international and domestic trade shows and events
In addition, you can always check with specific organizations, manufacturers, affiliates, and conference organizers to see about the 2022 schedule for any events you are interested in or have attended in the past. There are more than enough conferences and trade shows to fill every week of the year, and then some!
As always, if you plan to attend a trade show or event, go into it with a strategy in mind. Do research ahead of time, learn the schedule, identify high-profile events, people, or connections you want to make, and make good use of your time. Then, with the new potential knowledge you can gain, the possible connections you can make, and more, you can lead your Ag business to future success.
Let Our Team at Ag Source 1 Help
If you have any questions about hiring and innovation in the Ag industry, please feel free to contact our team at Ag Source 1. We will be there to help you achieve your goals, find the best talent, and propel your business to the next level.