Western Farm Show 2022

2022 Western Farm Show Returns for 60th Season

Feb. 25-27 at the American Royal in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 1, 2021) — The Western Farm Show returns to the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri, as a live event for 2022. Scheduled Friday through Sunday, Feb. 25-27, the event will once again feature the latest agricultural equipment and many other attractions for farmers, ranchers and family members.

Produced by the Western Equipment Dealers Association, the Western Farm Show is the Midwest’s best indoor farm show with hundreds of exhibits, acres of things to see and do, the latest in farm and ranch technology, and more.

“Attendees can browse 400,000 square feet of exhibit space, all under one roof, with aisles and aisles of equipment and other agricultural products and services,” said Jami Applegate, show manager. “There are also numerous other exhibits and demonstrations farmers, ranchers and their families can enjoy.”

The Stockmanship and Stewardship low-stress livestock handling demonstration, sponsored by MFA Incorporated, will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Scott Pavilion, adjacent to the American Royal. The demonstrations will be led by Ron Gill, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialist, who has been providing technical expertise to livestock producers in beef cattle nutrition, management and livestock handling techniques for over 25 years. Admission to the demonstrations is free to all Western Farm Show paid attendees.  

Another popular stop is the Health & Safety Roundup, which is coordinated by the Missouri Farm Bureau and will be open during regular show hours. It will offer interactive and educational health and safety exhibits for the entire family. There will also be free health care screenings, including blood pressure and hearing tests, tetanus shots, vision screening, glaucoma testing and children’s eye screening (infants to six years). Cholesterol screenings will also be provided for a nominal fee.

Another show tradition, FFA Day, will be held Friday, drawing FFA students from Missouri and Kansas. An integral part of FFA is the Unite Against Hunger annual food drive, sponsored by American Family Insurance. All participating chapters that collect at least 200 items will be entered into a drawing with other chapters from their state. One winning chapter will be drawn from both Missouri and Kansas, with each to receive a $1,000 check to be used to further their chapter’s ag educational activities.

The food donations are given to Harvesters — The Community Food Network, a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Participating FFA students also have the opportunity to attend 30-minute workshops on technology and innovation, as well as take part in job skills sessions and a job interview session.  

The upper level of the American Royal is where attendees can find the Family Living Center: doubled the size, Traeger Grills, mini pigs, lighting, and more coming! They can shop here for clothing, crafts, food, and health and home décor products. It’s a place where attendees can relax and browse hundreds of items, from miniature toy tractors to pots and pans to scented candles.

Western Farm Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27. Tickets are available for purchase online for $10 in advance, or can be purchased at the door for $10 daily. For advanced purchases, A $3 off coupon for the show is available by filling out a survey on the show’s website or visiting a participating dealer member of the Western Equipment Dealers Association in mid-December. Children ages 12 and under are free.On Sunday only, veterans and active-duty personnel with proper ID will be admitted free. Parking is $7 cash at the gate. 

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Butler: Private Message Facebook Scam

A rural Butler resident shares a private message scam with the community through the 92.1 Radio Station.  On Wednesday morning December 1st, a private message was sent through Facebook to the elderly mother of a Butler resident.

The request was asking for money from a cousin.  The  Facebook account was created in the name of Agent Jerry Scott and a message was sent to a Butler resident stating that a cousin needed
money and the funds could be sent through a private link provided in the private message.

This was found to be a scam when the cousin was contacted, and no such private message had been sent from the relative.

We remind the young and old, that Facebook can be your friend or the devil. Be aware that scams do happen and never send money or share your personal information through Facebook.

Butler Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month and Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Mid-West Lumber of Butler for being recognized as the Business of the month, in a Ceremony on Tuesday, December 7th. The Butler Chamber of Commerce will present the business with an award at 8:30 am.
Mid-West Lumber is located on Summit Street and business 1-49, north of Butler.

The chamber will then move to Burger King in Butler for their ribbon cutting. We welcome this newest restaurant to the Butler Community.

The public is invited to attend these events.

Butler Rotary Chili and Ham and Bean Supper

The Butler Rotary Annual Chili and Bean Supper will be held at the Butler High School Cafeteria on Friday, December 17th prior to the Butler Bears Basketball game.

The dollars you spend will support the community scholarship fund. It’s Chili or Ham and Beans with Cornbread, Dessert and Drink for $ 7.00 per person, Frida, December 17th.

Stay for the game as the Butler Bears versus the Buffalo Bison.