The 2013 Iowa Power Farming Show featured more than 750 ag-related companies exhibiting their latest big iron machines as well as informing visitors about futuristic ag gadgets that could simplify the farming process. The doors at the hosting location, the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, were open to the public from January 29–31.
The 2013 show served as the third largest indoor farm show in the United States, featuring 7 acres of displays, 1,840 booths, and 3 facilities spanning 6 floors. Tom Junge, one of the show’s co-directors, stated in a press release, “Farmers throughout the Midwest have identified the Iowa Power Farming Show as the show to attend to see the newest products and innovations from the biggest names in the farm equipment and services industry.”
The event featured many products and machines on display, but attendees also had the ability to stop in on informative seminars that covered a wide range of topics, including transitioning family farms, changing tax implications, outlook on commodity prices and marketing advice, and utilizing precision ag to boost efficient production. In another press release, Junge said, “Growers come to the Iowa Power Farming Show to learn. Sure, they want to see big iron and revolutionary precision ag products, which they of course will. But they’ll also have numerous opportunities to attend educational seminars and gain insights into how to make better financial, agronomic, and equipment decisions for their farms.”
Whether farmers are interested in the latest big iron machines and technology, or simply trying to gather more information for a future used farm equipment purchase, the Iowa Power Farming show offered a little something for everyone.
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