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About 125 people were served lunch, with more than that attending, the Imperial Chamber of Commerce’s Ag Technology Fair last week. Nineteen exhibitors pitched their products in the old elementary school gym. Chamber Ag Committee Chairman Clint Johnson said it wasn’t “so much an expo as a fair on the technology behind the product. It was more educational.”

In the past the Chamber has sponsored a banquet and entertainment to recognize and thank local producers for supporting area businesses. Johnson said his committee was directed to go in a different direction this year. “It was a real success,” he said. “I believe strongly we’re going to have the same type of event next year at the same time.”

Johnson said he’s already been gathering ideas from the exhibitors involved. People manning booths such as the Kugler one, above, were glad to impart information concerning the technology behind their products to area producers.


At left, The University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis sponsored a booth promoting the pairing of students and ag businesses as a way of keeping young people in rural areas. (Republican photos)