It is that time of year and the 3i SHOW is back at Western State Bank Expo Center starting Thursday and running through Saturday.

Since 1953, the 3i Show has been promoting industry, implements, irrigation and manufacturing in western Kansas.

Previously a traveling caravan, the show has been a fixture in Dodge City since 2012.

"Before it came to Dodge City in 2012, the 3i Show hadn't been in Dodge City since 1970," 3i SHOW president Eddie Estes said. "It was set up in the Civic Center parking lot near the National Guard Armory."

Some of the features for the show are cattle handling equipment, crop protection information, farm machinery and equipment, trucks and truck equipment, consumer product demonstrations, high school ag career day, congressional forum, pickup truck ride and drive area, vintage Saturday, educational fun and a variety of food booths.

It is free to the public to attend.

To apply for exhibition or for further information, contact the 3i Show at 620-227-8082 or visit their website at www.3ishow.com.

Estes opened this year’s ceremonies with a ribbon cutting that featured Ford County commissioners, Dodge City officials as well as Kansas Senator Bud Estes and Kansas Representative Brad Ralph among other community members.

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