The program development objective is to establish an institutionalized center for the advancement of domestic and international agriculture production and trade. Named Agri-Fair of the Americas, an International Agricultural Exposition & World Symposium, it is a program that serves the human, business and economic interests of the Yakima Valley, Washington State and Pacific Northwest. The agriculture community, government, universities, business and the public will actively participate in the exchange of information, acquisition of products, technologies and services, and witness the demonstration of advancements in agricultural production.
The State of Washington and State Fair Park will cooperate in establishing a world-class center for international trade through conferences, symposiums and technical training activities. The activities will be facilitated through cooperative agreements and partnerships with government, universities and business. Through Agri-Fair of the Americas and its co-producers, sponsors and associated entities, American companies will be assisted in identifying and developing domestic and export markets seeking technologies, products and services which benefit agricultural productivity and contribute to the health and economic well-being of established and developing nations.
- Operations & Inter-local Cooperation
Success of Agri-Fair of the Americas and its symposium activities are dependent upon Federal, State and local agencies, as well as business cooperation and support. The number of exhibitors, buyers and patrons attracted to Agri-Fair of the Americas events is reliant upon linkage with associations that represent business and educational entities and which, collectively, create high levels of participation and foster high value sales, promotional and educational activities. The operational objective is to stage one main four day exhibition event and a series of two to three day symposiums that are held quarterly at selected times throughout the operating year.