A majority of the farmers in Kansas have used John Deere tractors and farm equipment, but the annual Topeka Farm Show provided these individuals with a chance to learn much more about advances in the agricultural industry, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

The news source reported that more than 420 companies and 690 booths are present at the 2012 farm show, as the more than 37,000 expected attendees will have plenty of exhibits and demonstrations to view upon arrival.

“You see a lot of people you know, a lot of local businesses,” one visitor told the news source after arriving. He noted that despite the size of the event, it is still easy to speak with representatives from the major companies.

According to the Capital-Journal, along with the plethora of company booths and exhibits, local farmers will provide food and refreshments, direct from their farms.

WIBW News Topeka reported that admission and parking are free to the event, and visitors can take rides on tractors, interact with the new technology and receive free memorabilia from the companies that attend.