SIXTEEN YEARS AND GROWING
For sixteen years, the city of Albany, OR has hosted the Willamette Valley Ag Expo to promote Oregon's agricultural industry. Covering over 250,000 square feet, the exhibits have something for everyone including eccentric exhibitors, all kinds of equipment, great food, and training classes.
To showcase advancements in agricultural technology, the historical society set up a booth dedicated to different types of agricultural equipment that have been used throughout the years. Visitors were able to look into the past as old milking devices, antique rototillers, and historical photos were on display. The display of retro tractors shows how much the industry has changed.
Some visitors have seen the changes first hand, and many people may still be using the older equipment models. The expo provides plenty of options to choose from when people are ready to upgrade; from tires, attachments, paint jobs, and parts, companies can keep their equipment current and ready to suit their needs.
In addition to traditional agriculture equipment, forklifts, pallet jacks, and other material handling equipment play a large role in the industry. That is why many Northwest berry growers, wineries, juice suppliers, and farms rent and purchase forklifts from Norlift.
Proceeds from this event go to the Willamette Valley Ag Association Scholarship program and toward renovating and upgrading the Linn County Fair & Expo Center. Through and through, this expo will leave you wanting to participate again; luckily, in a year, you can.