Chip Blalock, executive director of the Sunbelt Ag Expo, will serve a two-year term as president of the Farm Show Council, taking the reins from outgoing President Dennis Alford with the Power Show of Ohio at the council’s recent annual meeting.
The Farm Show Council strives to improve the value of its member shows through education, communication and evaluation. The overall goal of the council is to provide the best possible marketing showcase for exhibitors of agricultural equipment and related products to the farmer/rancher/producer customer.
Since 1972, the council has represented those agricultural equipment shows in the United States, Canada and New Zealand that have expressed excellence and maintained high standards for the benefit of both exhibitors and attendees. Those standards are evaluated, not only on admission to membership into the council, but also on a continuing five-year plan of action.
Beginning in 2003, the council expanded its representation to include agricultural equipment shows outside of the boundaries of North America with the creation of the International Associate Membership which includes a partnership with EURASCO, the European Federation of Agricultural Exhibition and Show Organizers.