Farm Progress Show Expanding

Chuck Zimmerman

Farm Progress ShowThe Farm Progress Show is growing and exceeding projections for the permanent locations in Iowa and Illinois. This year plans are to expand the show in Decatur, IL by adding three new streets. This will allow for more than 100 new exhibitors and give current exhibitors more space as well.

Penton, Farm Progress Show’s corporate parent, is funding the million dollar plus investment that adds more than 400,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space to the show site. The new streets will have hard surface roads and storm sewer drainage.

The show has had an exhibitor waiting list for several years and this new exhibit area will allow the show to meet current exhibiting demand with a few additional spaces for even more growth. The new phase adds 96 booths, 118 regular lots and 16 Jr. lots.

“The new area will hold everyone on the existing exhibitor wait list with room to spare,” said Matt Jungmann, Penton Agriculture show director. “Current plans are to provide space for more than 100 new exhibitors with outside lots and a new South Varied Industries Tent. Additionally, everyone who had a 2013 lot assignment and requested more exhibit space for 2015 will be accommodated.”

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