By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – The millions of dollars and thousands of tons of farm equipment assembled at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth are making the first-time event a big draw.
Today’s schedule, which includes the Garden Mama presenting gardening tips on her live radio broadcast from 8-10 a.m., followed by Dewitt Auction’s multimillion-dollar farm equipment auction at 10 a.m. are expected to draw hundreds more before the three-day event ends at 3 p.m. today.
“We have everything someone would need here, whether they’re taking care of a half-acre lot or thousands of acres,” said the Arena’s Greg Moss. “Whether you’re looking for tractors, sprayers, combines, all types of farm implements from tools to tires, we’ve got everything you need for a farm.”
RFD TV’s Machinery Pete, Greg Peterson, said organizers have done a great job in attracting dealers and vendors.
“There is a lot of late-model equipment and that will draw a lot of people,” Peterson said. “For a first year this is really impressive.”
For the past 22 years, Machinery Pete has scoured the United States and Canada gathering auction sale price data, dealer equipment information and videotaping for his website at www.machinerypete.com, his YouTube channel and his television segments.
“I hope our information can help people be more informed, with equipment being so expensive,” he said.
One advantage of combining the auction with the vendor showcase, he said, is that if someone only has one piece of equipment to sell, this gives them a good venue for that.
“This could be a huge annual event and that’s what we’re looking to do,” Moss said. “The response has been tremendous.”