Attending agriculture industry events can enhance your business. These agricultural trade shows, conferences, conventions, and other events are ideal for obtaining industry-specific knowledge that you can use to improve operations and make smarter decisions about your agricultural operation.
It is well worth your time to attend these events. You can talk to industry insiders one-on-one and get tools and information to strengthen your business and increase profits. As you attend agricultural events:
- Find new sources for products and services through vendors at agricultural trade shows.
- Maintain contact with existing suppliers.
- Keep an eye on your competition at agricultural events.
Research major agricultural eventsTime is money, and you don't want to waste your time by attending agricultural trade shows, agricultural conventions, or agricultural conferences if it is not going to benefit you. There are comprehensive online calendars to help you research which events to attend.
Find agricultural events to fit your specialtyDon't waste time going to events for agriculture that don't relate directly to your business. You can find agriculture events that are specific to your business needs.
Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference helpful, as it addresses the issues that women face on the farm and off.
Join an agricultural association and attend their agriculture eventsJoining and agricultural association can provide you with easily accessible information. Typically, there are different levels of membership for an individual or a company. These also provide an excellent way to network.
Work an agricultural trade show while attendingMake the most out of an event for agriculture by not only attending, but by hosting an exhibit. This is a great way to get in front of current customers and prospects.
- Take a folder with you to collect the business cards and brochures you get at agricultural events. You can always organize them when you get back to the office. You might even want to include a digital camera and a small hand-held digital recorder to keep track of what you see. You can take a picture to see what a piece of equipment looked like and describe it into the recorder for further reference.