Feeling overwhelmed over which exhibits to visit first at the TCGA Trade Show? Have no fear. Getting around the Lubbock Civic Center is relatively simple. On page 19 of this program, you can find a map of the two main exhibit areas.
They are connected to each other by halls. Both areas are easily navigated by obtaining a show program at the main registration desk. One of the best things about this show is that it is an interesting mix of small and large companies. You can find large ginning equipment companies showcasing their products in the larger exhibit area.
Meanwhile, you can stroll around the area near the registration desk and find booths that represent industry organizations, seed companies, agri-business and anyone with an interest in cotton. Some of the companies are small, but they’ve had the same booth for many years. That is part of the charm of the TCGA Trade Show. The same vendors return every year, creating an environment similar to a family reunion.
On page 22, you can find some tips on what to expect when you venture outside to visit the exhibits in the adjacent parking lots. That’s where you’ll see harvesters, flatbed trucks, tractors, planters and other farm equipment.
Worried about eating lunch? No problem. You’ll find barbecue, hot dogs, popcorn and sandwiches at the concession stands. When you visit the show, be prepared to spend the day. You’ll find exhibitors and officials who are glad to see you and eager to chat.
After being in business for 106 years, TCGA is rolling out the welcome mat for everybody. Enjoy yourself!