For some people, the annual Pacific Northwest Ag Expo and Farm Forum is an opportunity time to catch the latest predictions on weather and crop conditions.
For others, it’s a chance to win a GMC truck.
About 5,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event, beginning Tuesday at the Spokane Convention Center, Coliseum and various hotels.
(Adult passes are $7 for Expo, $8 for Farm Forum, $15 for both.)
Here are some highlights:
Meteorologist Art Douglas predicts the weather for 1995, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sheraton.
Jim Wiesemeyer with the Professional Farmers of America and Thomas France of the National Wildlife Federation, debate the 1995 farm bill, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sheraton.
Purdue University’s William Field presents the first of four seminars on handicapped farmers, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Ag Trade Center.
Keith Saxton of the Agricultural Research Service, looks at wind erosion and Spokane’s air quality, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ag Trade Center.
Motivational speaker John Scherer addresses FFA members, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Cavanaugh’s Inn at the Park.
Farm Fest Potato Bake, 4:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sheraton. $4 per person with an Ag Expo ticket.
Horseshoe throwing championship, 10 a.m. Thursday, Coliseum.
Economist Des O’Rourke discusses farm subsidies and international trade, noon Thursday, Ridpath Hotel. $9.50 per person.
Becker Buick GMC gives away Sonoma truck, 3 p.m. Thursday, Ag Trade Center. Southwest Airlines also will give away eight pairs of tickets during the week.