35th Annual Dakota Farm Show kicks off in Vermillion

VERMILLION, S.D. (KSFY) - It might be winter, but farmers are already looking ahead to planting next spring.

Plenty of conversation about what the future holds is taking place at the 35th annual Dakota Farm Show which got underway at the DakotaDome in Vermillion on Wednesday.

More than 24,000 people are expected over the three-day event.

"Last year was great, and we are expecting even greater things this year too," Dakota Farm Show Event Manager Scott Guttormson said. "As you could tell, this morning the crowds were great. It was a great day to get out and the weather is cooperating fine, so we are looking forward to the next two days as well."

The Dakota Farm Show is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission and parking are free.