It’s almost time for the return of the Quad Cities Farm Show.
The 31st Farm Show is set for Sunday-Tuesday, Jan. 16-18, at the QCCA Expo Center, 2621 Fourth Ave., Rock Island. The show’s hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday.
The show was cancelled last year because of the pandemic.
The event will feature many displays of agriculture products and equipment, plant machinery, tractors and more. The Farm Show also is expected to feature companies displaying livestock equipment, outdoor power equipment, grain handling, and new technologies from computer software to GPS systems.
“A lot of people are really excited about this show returning,” Robert Junker, show director at the QCCA, told the Quad Cities Regional Business Journal in an earlier interview. “Everything a farmer would want is under one roof.”
Mr. Junker estimates that 175 to 200 equipment and service vendors will be on hand for the 2022 show. He thinks attendance might be down by about 10% from 2020 when it was last held.
While he expects a successful show, Mr. Junker said supply chain problems are causing headaches in getting ag equipment and parts.
For many years, the Farm Show was presented and managed by longtime businessman Richard Sherman. Mr. Sherman has retired from the business and has given “his blessings” to have the Expo Center present the show, Mr. Junker added.