Central Iowa Expo Site Expands for 2012 Farm Progress Show
Thursday, June 07, 2012
The nation's largest outdoor farm event, the Farm Progress Show, is once again in growth mode for its upcoming 2012 show. Increased demand for exhibit space has spurred the Boone, Iowa facility expansion that includes the introduction of an entire new street at the show, which is scheduled for Aug. 28, 29 and 30.
The 2012 Farm Progress Show will present the latest agricultural technology across even more show exhibit area with the latest expansion at its Boone, Iowa, show site. One additional street will be filled with exhibitors and ready for show visitors to review at the show set for Aug. 28, 29 and 30.
Growing with demand
"When the Farm Progress Show site was built in Boone, it was designed to accommodate the largest show exhibit area that had been used at recent shows" says Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress national events manager. "As assignments for space were completed this spring, it became clear that extra space was needed to accommodate all the requests by exhibitors and the investment would need to be made to accommodate those requests."
The Farm Progress Show exhibit area has grown from the 12 streets available at the last show held on the Boone site in 2010 to 13 for the upcoming August event. This increase brings this permanent show site to 3.68 million square feet of exhibit area, or nearly 85 acres. Additionally, the show occupies 300 acres for field demonstrations and test drive areas, plus an additional 180 acres for visitor parking.
Learning events for producers
The Farm Progress Show is one of the nation's leading events for ag product introductions and new campaign launches. Year after year, this world-class event attracts producers from across the United States and around the world. For ag producers, this venue is the pinnacle for seeing and learning about the latest equipment, products and technology in the agriculture world.
Plan to attend
The 2012 Farm Progress Show takes place in Boone, Iowa, Aug. 28, 29 and 30. The exhibit field is open to visitors Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Show admission at the gate is $12 for adults and $8 for students ages 13 to 17. Children under 12 are admitted at no charge. Discounted advance adult admission tickets are available now on the show's website at www.FarmProgressShow.com. The public is welcome. A full schedule of events and more detailed information will be posted on the show's website closer to show time. Use the handy Farm Progress Show app for iPhones and Android mobile phones, available in the respective devices' app markets.
General show information
Farm Progress Show, the nation's largest outdoor farm event, annually hosts nearly 600 exhibitors displaying new farm equipment, tractors, combines and farm implements; seed and crop protection products; and many additional farm supplies and services.
Producers from the U.S. and around the world attend this key annual agricultural event.
Ag manufacturers and suppliers from across the country and around the world are exhibitors. Field demonstrations are a show mainstay. Each show day field demos include side-by-side tillage techniques, GPS and precision equipment, and tractor and combine performance comparisons on hundreds of corn acres available for harvesting. Live cattle-handling demonstrations include the newest cattle chutes, equipment, animal health products and work techniques. Additionally, the show features restored antique machinery, crafts and arts displays, horse training demonstrations, and entertainment.
The show is an excellent learning opportunity for producers and includes a wide variety of marketing, management and production seminars.
Contributed by: The Farm Progress Show
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