Try Virtual Reality Welders at 2017 EFD


Try 4 virtual reality welders aboard the American Welding Society Careers in Welding trailer from Miami visiting EFD for the first time. . .

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, FL, is sending its 53-foot-long Careers in Welding Trailer to the August 8-10, 2017 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414, in Seneca Falls, NY.

The AWS Careers in Welding Trailer provides a first-hand look into the exciting world and science of welding with several hands-on exhibits. Four virtual reality welders simulate two different welding processes giving visitors an interactive experience. Information about welding careers, scholarships, and other related topics is available inside the trailer that expands to nearly 625 square feet of exhibit space.

“We will be inviting farmers to tour the trailer to learn how they can expand their skill set to meet on-farm repairs and fabrication needs and welcoming all show visitors to climb aboard and spark their passion for welding which is one of the fastest growing career areas in the U.S.,”
says AWS Workforce Development Specialist Daniel Stopnick.

The AWS estimates there could be a shortage of 310,000 professional welders by the year 2024.

“Empire Farm Days is pleased to welcome the American Welding Careers in Welding Trailer to the 2017 show as a great example of how this event provides the most innovative exhibits, information, demonstrations, educational seminars and hands-on learning opportunities to our visitors,” said Empire Farm Days Show Manager Melanie Wickham.

The 300-acre Empire Farm Days is the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeastern U.S. Show hours are 9-5 Tuesday and Wednesday, 9-4 Thursday, parking is $10 per vehicle. Learn more at or call 877-697-7837.


  • American Welding Society: Daniel Stopnick, 305-443-9353 x242,
  • Empire Farm Days Manager, Melanie Wickham, 877-697-7837,
  • EFD Publicist Kara Lynn Dunn, 315-465-7578,