McCook Farm, Ranch & Hemp Expo set for Nov 20-21

McCOOK, Neb. – The McCook Farm, Ranch & Hemp Expo will return to the Red Willow County Fairgrounds on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 20-21, 2019.

“We are excited to fill the fairgrounds. The McCook Farm, Ranch, & Hemp Expo is a great place to come see the newest and latest in farming and ranching technology practices,” said Darren Dale, show owner. “We are expecting over 400 vendors from 20 States, Canada and Australia. The McCook Farm & Ranch Expo is the place to find all your livestock and farming needs. We have shopping for everyone in the family! And, if you’re in the market for new Fenoglio Boots or an American Cowboy hat, the expo is the place to be!”

Once again Star Expo’s are leading the field in technology as we are excited to be adding hemp components to our shows. Agriculture has been waiting a long time for this opportunity. Hemp production will allow producers to diversify their farming programs and create new markets. The benefits of hemp to the ag industry are massive for the future of agriculture. Commodity Exchanges are being created for both industrial and medical hemp products giving buyers, sellers and traders the place and tools to trade.

Exhibitors include numerous cutting edge displays for farm and ranch equipment, seed and chemicals, agricultural services, irrigation manufacturers, financial providers, commodity organizations, colleges, governmental services, home services, furniture and art galleries, boutiques, hats, boots, and much more. There truly will be something for everyone.

The “Live Show” stage, with your host Jared Slagle, is back by popular demand! The “Live Show” stage will host seminars, demonstrations, interviews, educational information, and even a little music

We are excited to have JD Wing horse training demonstrations back both days of the show. JD is the head horse trainer for the Tee Cross Ranches. The famous Tee Cross brand was the first brand registered in the State of Colorado and is synonymous with quality in both its’ Quarter Horse and cattle operations. The horse training demonstrations are brought to you by Bobby Norris Real Estate.

The Coppermill Steakhouse & Lounge and Loop Brewing Company will be hosting the beer/cocktail garden again this year.  Come out get you a refreshment and a slice of pizza. This event will be held in the Kiplinger Arena beer garden/wine tasting area.

Don’t forget the ever-popular Tres Rios Silver Working Ranch Horse Sale at 6pm on Wednesday the 20th.  Come out and bid on some of the finest ranch horses in the Midwest. Highest selling horse and buyer will receive a beautiful Tres Rios Belt Buckle.

In conjunction with the Working Ranch Horse Sale, we will also be hosting an FFA Benefit Auction. Several area FFA Chapters and Alumni will be participating and will auction off an item that they have made in class. All proceeds generated from the sale of the chapter’s item will go directly to that FFA chapter. Give us a call to get your FFA Chapter involved, or simply make a class project and bring it to the expo!

Hemp industry expert Brian Waldrip will be featured at the Star Expo events. Waldrip is a personal friend of Darren & Tana Dale – Owners of Star Expos. With over 20 years of experience in agriculture in multiple growing climates domestically, Brian is a leader in sustainable practices of the emerging U.S. hemp industry.  As an active hemp farmer currently based in the 4 corners region of Colorado, Brian has unique experience to help first-time farmers be successful.  Knowing what works, what doesn’t work & how to identify your niche in the industry are all priceless aspects of establishing a profitable operation.   Brian brings his experience & exciting public speaking skills to our Hemp Expos to guide you into the projected multi-billion-dollar industry that is U.S. hemp!

Brian will be covering topics including:

  • hemp production for CBD extraction
  • hempseed oil & fiber production
  • methods to maximize yields with minimal startup cost
  • offer a full overview of the many ways hemp can become a consistently reliable crop as well as invigorate your local economy

Corporate sponsors for the expo include Plains Equipment Group®, Hometown Family Radio, Fenoglio Boot Company and The American Hat Company.

For more information, contact Darren or Tana Dale at 866-685-0989 or or go online to

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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