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Fort Wayne Farm Show kicks off today

John Boers gets up for the Fort Wayne Farm Show – early.

The 56-year-old retiree traveled Tuesday from the Kalamazoo, Mich., area to attend the 25th annual three-day agricultural expo at Memorial Coliseum that ends Thursday.

Boers was among the first to arrive on the show's kickoff day. The farming enthusiast made a two-hour drive to make it in time as the doors swung open at 9 a.m.

"I don't stay at a hotel because I just come down for one day," said Boers, adding the show takes him back to his younger days. "I used to help my stepfather on his farm. I love it."

Organizers expect more than 30,000 people to attend the farm show, which features 400 exhibits, organizations and displays.

For more on this story, see Wednesday's print edition of The Journal Gazette or return to www.journalgazette.net after 3 a.m. Wednesday.

pwyche@jg.net

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