FERCAM (the National Farm Fair that is anually held in Manzanares - Ciudad Real) closed the doors of its 56th edition. The fairgrounds of 120,000 s.q.m was filled thanks yo the 184 exhibitors, they were mostly farming machinery, irrigation and food industry, along with cars and trucks, public works and renewable energy. The exposed machinery are valued over €31 million and the organization of farm fair waited a large amount of public because 175,000 invitations were distributed. In our opion, the farm fair is one of the most important in Spain and specially in South Central of Spain... definitely, we recommend visiting this fantastic show.
This edition had a special attraction for us, becuase our friend Jorge Jaramillo invited us to see how they cast a radio program called "A pie de Campo" which is broadcasted on Saturday mornings and this time it was casted from farm fair (you can listen it from here)... it was a great experience for us. Jorge Jaramillo has became a benchmark for farmers in Castilla-La Mancha since his TV program called "El campo" and his radio program "A pie de campo" are broadcasted offering detailed information. Information that all farmers have to take into account for their farms regarding negotioations with administration, product prices, CAP, etc, etc, etc.
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