Perryton CDC to Attend World Ag Expo

Perryton Community Development Corporation representatives are gearing up to attend the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California, on February 11 through 13. The largest event of its kind in the world, the 46-year-old World Ag Expo attracts exhibitors and visitors from all 50 states and more than 72 countries. It boasts 2.5 million square feet of agriculture-related exhibits, 1,400-plus exhibitors, and more than 100,000 attendees.

Perryton representatives will join forces with The High Ground of Texas to hold marketing and hospitality events at the Best of Texas Pavilion. The High Ground will be promoting all the outstanding agriculture commodities, services, products, and resources, in addition to the business opportunities and the favorable business climate for new development and expansion, in the High Ground area. The popular Texas Marketplace and Go Texan program display also will be located at the pavilion.

At the Best of Texas Pavilion, The High Ground will host daily interviews on pertinent agricultural topics. In addition, the High Ground Cooking Crew and the Texas Crossroads Band will be on hand to cook ribs and play Texas tunes. For those unable to attend, live streams of pavilion activity will be available on the High Ground of Texas website.

On Wednesday, the High Ground will host its renowned 12th-annual High Ground of Texas Tailgate Party, a VIP event held from 3 to 5 p.m.

If you’re attending the World Ag Expo and would like to set up a meeting to speak about available opportunities, e-mail Sheryl Hardy at or Shawn Campbell at You can also stop by the Best of Texas Pavilion, located at J30 on Median Street on the International AgriCenter Showgrounds. (The smell of ribs on the grill, the sound of the Texan band, and the Lone Star State’s flags will lure you there.) The People Movers trolley will be picking up and dropping off attendees in front of the Best of Texas Pavilion.

About the World Ag Expo
Since 1968, World Ag Expo has been the industry leader in agriculture expositions. It’s a one-stop location for the world’s newest and most innovative technologies in more than 340 agriculture categories. World Ag Expo provides a venue where serious agriculture buyers and sellers do business.

In 2013, more than 1,400 agriculture exhibitors showcased their products to an estimated annual average of more than 100,000 agriculture professionals from more than 72 countries. An industry-leading 2.5 million square feet of show grounds ensure that no idea is too big for the expo to handle.

About The High Ground of Texas
The High Ground of Texas is a regional economic development and marketing coalition representing the northern 67 counties in Texas. The High Ground of Texas is one of the most active and productive agriculture regions in the world. From food production to animal feeding to agri-business services, the High Ground region reigns supreme as a leader in the industry.

Developed in 1988, the main purpose of The High Ground coalition is to facilitate marketing initiatives designed to enhance the economic wealth of the region and promote the creation, expansion, and retention of jobs and business opportunities. The High Ground organization continues to have a definite presence on regional, state, national, and global levels. It places an emphasis on sponsoring economic development education, marketing the region to prospective new industry, promoting a positive business climate, and providing a strong regional network. The High Ground also administers and supports the activities of the High Ground of Texas Education Foundation.

The High Ground of Texas is involved in the promotion and support of several target industries including manufacturing, traditional and alternative energy, distribution, food processing, value-added agriculture and agri-business, aviation, biotechnology, and more.

The High Ground of Texas is a nonprofit, membership-based organization. The membership includes economic development corporations (including the Perryton Community Development Corporation), regional councils of government, major utility companies, electric and telephone cooperatives, cities, counties, chambers of commerce, workforce development groups, entrepreneurship programs, colleges and universities, and industry associations. In addition, many private industry partners and sponsors support its marketing initiatives. It’s estimated that the organization’s efforts at past World Ag Expos have been instrumental in the creation of more than 4,000 jobs and more than $300 million in capital investment.


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