FARGO, N.D. — More than 120 representatives from more than 10 countries are in North Dakota this week to learn about the state’s agribusinesses.
The international farmers are participating in the annual Big Iron International Visitor’s Program, which is aimed at helping promote North Dakota manufacturers, producers and supplies. The program is part of the Big Iron Farm Show at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo.
This year’s entourage includes the largest-ever delegation from Africa, including representatives from Angola, Benin, Ethiopia, Liberia and Nigeria.
North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley says that farmers around the world need equipment that will produce food faster and more efficiently to feed an expanding population.
The Big Iron Farm Show includes hundreds of exhibit booths showcasing farm equipment and other agribusiness products and services.