Organizers with the 1st Annual Coastal Bend Farm and Ranch Show are looking for vendors to participate in the event, which will be held in October at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds.

The Nueces Extension Program Foundation will be sponsoring the event, said organizer John Freeman, and it will run from Oct. 7-9. It will be the first such Farm and Ranch Show the area has seen in about five years, he added.

"It used to be held at the American Bank Center," Freeman said. "But there was an inability to take the equipment out and test-drive it. We're going to have test plats where (potential buyers) can take the equipment out and do some plowing…and try it out."

The event will showcase various tractors, trucks, spring rigs, trailers and other various agricultural technologies, Freeman said. In addition, vendors will also be on hand to sell and provide information on cattle feed and cattle handling equipment.

"We're trying to touch everything that's got to do with the agricultural community," he said, adding other vendors may be on hand to provide hunting equipment, as well.

While some vendors have already committed to the event, there are still spaces available, Freeman said, and all interested parties are asked to contact the foundation, which is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, for more information on obtaining space at the show.

"We're not trying to cut a profit," Freeman said. "We're just trying to do something that's going to provide a benefit to the agricultural community."

Potential vendors are asked to call Stacy Nail at (361) 387-2533, Ext. 3, for more information.