We have a busy trade show and event schedule through the end of the year at Spalding Labs. From August through December we’re crossing the country from Tennessee to California and Wisconsin to Florida.

We wrapped up the summer show schedule with a trip to Nashville, Tennessee for the Purina Retail Expo, August 6th- 8th. Retail Expos are a great way for us to catch up with existing partners and start to develop new partnerships. Our partners help by giving us even more insight into what our customers are asking for and what questions they have about our existing products.

The first of September we head to the NODPA (Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance) Field Days. It’s being held at the Vermont Agricultural Business & Education Center, in Brattleboro, Vermont. NODPA Field Days combines educational sessions as well as a large trade show. Read more about the NODPA and their efforts at nodpa.com.

Within a few days of leaving that event we travel to Pagosa Springs, Colorado to participate in a Pat Parelli Horse & Soul Tour event. We attend a number of Pat’s events through the year. You can find his full schedule at parellinaturalhorsetraining.com.

We’ll be at five shows during October. The first is October 2nd-6th in Madison, Wisconsin and is the World Dairy Expo. Each year more than 65,000 dairy enthusiasts come to learn. You can find out more about this event at world-dairy-expo.com. Come see our new CowVac! The next event on our schedule is October 13th & 14th in Katy, Texas and is another of Pat Parelli’s tour dates. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is hosting the USTRC (United States Team Roping Championship) October 18th-29th and we will be there. Learn more about the USTRC at ustrc.com. The next is the Western Organic Dairy Producers fall conference at Grand Mound, Washington October 23rd-24th. More at wodpa.org. October wraps up the 27th-28th in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at another Pat Parelli tour event. This event is held at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum.

During November we’re staying home and catching up on laundry.

The 2012 season wraps up with five shows that we’re attending. AAEP is the national educational event and trade show for the American Association of Equine Practitioners. This year it is being held in Anaheim, California from December 1st-5th. During that same time, December 1st-2nd, we’ll have staff at the Pat Parelli tour date in Tampa, Florida. The NRS Experience is a favorite of ours and is held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s a long show but full of fun and coincides with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. You can find more information about the event and area hotels at nrsworld.com/nfr. It is scheduled for December 6th-16th. Our last date with the Parelli’s for 2012 is December 8th-9th in Williamstown, North Carolina. Just before the year ends, we’ll be with the Johnsons in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Mike Johnson’s Worlds Richest Calf Roping and Sherrylynn Johnson’s Invitational Barrel Race. If you’ve read other blogs on this site you already know that we’re fans of the Johnsons. We’re looking forward to participating in this event with them this year. You can find more information about the Johnsons and this event at johnsonsportline.com.

We really enjoy getting out on the road and meeting with customers that have been with us for a long time and those customers that are brand new too. We love talking with you and hearing your stories about the new inventive ways you’ve found to use Bye Bye Odor and seeing how we can help you get fewer and fewer flies at your place each year.

These are great events and we hope you’ll make it to some. Please stop by and say hello!