Every year a three days Krishi Vigyan Mela is organised in the month of February/March in IARI. Various technologies developed by IARI, displayed in the thematic pandal, where some progressive farmers also share their experiences of IARI technologies with the visiting farmers. Different Project Directorates, Divisions and Units of the Institute demonstrate/displayed their technologies in their respective stalls. Besides IARI, State Agricultural Universities, ICAR Institutes including some livestock based research institutes, Private Companies, Public Sector Undertakings and NGOs/Societies put up their stalls and participate in the mela. some progressive farmers from Outreach Extension Areas of the Institute also put-up their stalls to display and sell their farm produce.
Every year thousands of visitors comprising farmers, farmwomen, students, extension workers, entrepreneurs and others from different parts of the country visited the mela. Organised visits of farmers to various live crop demonstrations, the Centre for Protected Cultivation Technology,and other experimental plots on IARI farm, are also conducted during the mela period. Kisan goshthies are organised every day in the evening where farmers discussed their agriculture related problems with the scientists of IARI/ SAUs/ other ICAR institutes.