DODGE CITY, Kansas – The 60th 3i show started at 8 am on Thursday morning.
People come from all over the country to sell and buy everything agriculture at the trade show that focuses on industry, implement, and irrigation.
Michael Wehkamp came to the show looking for GPS technology. “I like to look at the new equipment, see what everybody has to offer, compare a little bit, look for upgrades for our equipment, and try to better our operation,” he said.
Organizers said they’ve heard good feedback from the crowd on the first day of the three day event.
“Right now there’s such a variety of products here, and we’re just now getting around to seeing everybody as much as we can, but everybody seems to be really impressed and excited for what they have for the first day,” said show Director Eddie Estes.
With hundreds of people coming by each booth, vendors said it looks like 3i will be well worth the time.
“If you get ten good quality customers out of a show you made the show and you do it again and again and again, because that’s w hat you want in the end, as a company, is a core group of great customers,” said vendor Dave Britton.
The show gives farmers and dealers a chance to talk about new technology, even if they don’t buy anything.
“You get to talk to people first hand. We just get to learn from each other really,” said Wehkamp.