Penton Agriculture’s Farm Progress Show, the nation's largest outdoor farm show, returns to Boone, for its 63rd annual event. It is scheduled for August 30, 31 and September 1 out at the Central Iowa Expo site.
This major event annually hosts nearly 600 exhibitors who set up booths throughout the site and display new farm equipment, tractors, combines, farm instruments, seed and crop protection products, and many additional farm supplies and services. Every year producers from across the U.S. and around the world attend this highly anticipated event where they can learn about the latest and greatest in agricultural technology.
A popular feature of the show is the field demonstrations. These field demonstrations give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the different machines and tools they can use on their own farms. This year there is a full line-up of demonstrations scheduled. Check out the combines, which will start up at 11 a.m. each day, and the auger carts which will be collecting grain on the go. There will also be side-by-side tillage techniques, GPS and precision equipment, and tractor and combine performance comparisons, when weather allows.
These demonstrations allow visitors to view all the competitors in each segment running side by side. There will also be live cattle-handling demonstrations that include the newest cattle chutes, equipment, animal health products and work techniques.
The show will be held at the Central Iowa Expo site in Boone, just west of Ames. The exhibit field is open to visitors 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. The public is welcome. Parking for the show is on the north end and can be accessed by using Lincoln Highway or Highway 30.
For advance tickets and pricing and more information on how to get to the show, visit the Farm Progress Show website.