The Empire State Potato Growers held their first agricultural show in 1931. Over the years, the event became Empire Farm Days. Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls has hosted the event since 1988.

EMPIRE FARM DAYS TIMELINE:
• 1931 – Event begins as Potato Field Days
• 1964 – Potato Field Day and Farm Materials Exhibition hosted by Humphreys Farm, Hartford
• 1965 – Event co-hosted by McCormick Farms and William Gozelski, Gainsville
• 1966 – Event co-hosted by Russell Mathews & Monroe County Department of Parks, Mendon
• 1967 – The first “Empire Farm Days,” at Lucian Hills farm
• 1968 – Co-hosted by Smith, Coulter, Lincoln Knolls and Harold Rice, Canastota
• 1969 – Selden Farm, Greigsville
• 1970 – King Brothers, Lafayette
• 1971 – John P. Halpin & Sons, Avon
• 1972-73 – NYS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Dryden
• 1974-75 – Neenan Brothers, Holcomb
• 1976-77 – John P. Halpin & Sons, Seneca Castle
• 1978-80 – N. Palladino & Son, Pompey
• 1981-82 – NYS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Dryden• 1983-85 – Brock Acres, Holcomb
• 1986-87 – N. Palladino & Sons, Pompey
• 1988 to present – Rodman Lott & Son Farms, Seneca Falls

The event is the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeastern U.S., showcasing all the latest tractors, farm implements, dairy industry innovations alongside working demonstrations, live animal seminars, and more than 600 exhibits loaded with the latest agricultural information for successful farming.