TULARE, Calif. — Officials with the World Ag Expo announced the 2021 event has been canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event is the largest agricultural expo held annually at the International Agri-Center in Tulare County. Officials said, after careful consideration, the 2021 show will not be held live for the first time in World Ag Expo history.
“After working with the Tulare County Health Department and other officials, it has become evident that given health and safety restrictions from the State of California, holding a live, international event is not responsible in February,” said Jerry Sinift, International Agri-Center CEO.
The International Agri-Center Board of Director’s decision was finalized earlier than the initial November deadline to provide exhibitors, attendees, volunteers, concessionaires, contractors, and local businesses time to adjust their Tulare farm show plans.
Attendees are encouraged to follow World Ag Expo social media channels and watch their email inboxes for more information on World Ag Expo projects throughout 2020 and 2021.
World Ag Expo staff will reach out to exhibitors concerning fees and more options for 2021 starting Wednesday.
The 2022 World Ag Expo is scheduled for February 8-10.