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Check out the 2022 Farm News Ag Show

Events offer chance to meet writers, see vendors

An upcoming event will give people a chance to hear from their favorite Farm News columnists, get some insight on the latest developments in the commodities markets and check out the offerings of various ag businesses.

And don’t forget the food, which will include a free watermelon feed.

The event that will offer all of that is the 2022 Farm News Ag Show. It will be held June 29-30 at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds, 2101 Madison, in Emmetsburg.

The show hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 29 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 30.

Karen Schwaller, a longtime writer for Farm News, will speak at 5 p.m. June 29. She is a freelance writer, author, speaker, farm wife/mother and owner of Schwaller Agri-Stories. Schwaller, of Milford, has been a writer for 40 years. She has written three books: “The Dirt,” “I Married a City Boy,” and “What Should I Be?”

David Kruse will speak at 8:30 a.m. June 30. He is the president of Commstock Investments and a regular columnist for Farm News. For the past 35 years, he has written the Commstock Report, an opinionated ag commentary and market analysis. He has written more than 20,000 Commstock Report columns. He continues to manage his family’s farm in northwest Iowa.

Chris Kristufek, a charted market technician and director of Trilateral Inc., will speak at 10 a.m. June 30. He worked for 15 years as a trader on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Taking in all the sights and activities at the show will surely work up a person’s appetite.

There will be food available to satisfy that appetite. Double MM Catering Sandwich Shop will be offering a menu of burgers and hot dogs.

For a special treat, don’t miss the free watermelon feed from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 29. It is sponsored by Wyffels Hybrids.

We encourage everyone with an interest in agriculture to attend the show. It offers great opportunity to learn and have fun at the same time.

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