Opening day at the World Ag Expo had large clouds and clear skies. A perfect way to kick off the three day show. Ray Hamilton has been volunteering here since 1994. He says it keeps getting bigger and gave us a bird's eye view. "It's just amazing how it's grown, we have over 1500 exhibitors now."
One of those exhibitors, Hammer Works from Visalia, grabbed a lot of attention with it's quick release battery and it's zinc composite hammer.
"It doesn't damage parts, it doesn't vibrate, it doesn't bounce, it doesn't cause sparks."
Eric Waterbury, a farmer from Gridley tried it and was sold immediately..
"It takes out the stress on your arm and relieves any physical pain you could have later from swinging a hammer a lot."
Back outside people crowded around tractors. Tractors like this quad track at Case IH. Ron blessing says it attracts curious people, and gives him a chance to give a few Ag lessons.
"They're curious about what's going on, what equipment is being used."
"We get a lot of questions like, what is that and how does it work so it's worth our time."
This was just day one of the expo. It'll end on Thursday. Organizers say Wednesday will be the biggest day.