An exhibit featuring Utah agriculture past, present and future opened Wednesday morning on the main floor of the Utah State Capitol following a special ribbon-cutting ceremony by Lt. Gov. Val Oveson.

The exhibit, located near the northwest corner on the first floor, is part of a current effort to modernize the many displays on the floor - the first thing tourists see as they enter the building. Some 34 sponsors, mostly from private industry, were involved in putting the exhibit together.The exhibit features two large display cases containing color photographs involving the historical beginnings of Utah agriculture, types of farms and ranches, needs (such as fertilizer, transportation, chemicals and financing) and production (crops and livestock). The final panels survey the future of Utah with color photographs of laboratory and field research efforts.