CNY Farm Progress Show - going 37 years and growing

By WKTV News

MOHAWK, N.Y. (WKTV) - Hundreds of exhibits are currently on display at Len-Lo Farms in the Village of Mohawk for the CNY Farm Progress Show in the hopes of giving people the chance to learn about the latest in farm technology.

The show began 37 years ago and has become one of the biggest events in the Mohawk Valley.

Thousands visited Mohawk on Wednesday for live entertainment, plenty of food and hands-on field demonstrations. Some crowd favorites included the antique tractor show, as well as the bale toss contest, the latgest pumpkin contest and the tallest corn contest.

Over the year, $80,000 has been raised by the event; money that funds scholarships for area students.

"It's all non-profit and any profits we make from the exhibitors and the charge we have for the exhibitors coming in for the show, anything after expenses we give out scholarships and we give out at least two scholarships a year to a boy and a girl within Herkimer County who is going on to agribusiness college," said Richard Presky, the President of the Cny Farm Progress Show.

The CNY Farm Progress Show continues Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at Len-Lo Farms on Robinson Road in Mohawk.

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