Record Year At Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Lizzy Schultz

The 64th Annual 2016 Mid South Farm & Gin Show was held last week at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The event has been held in the same location since its beginning, and is sponsored by the Southern Cotton Ginners Association(SCGA). The spacious facility offered the 17,000 attendees a four-story trade show, hosting 400 exhibitors from around 40 …

Ag Group, Audio, Cotton, Events, Farm Shows

Largest Indoor Ag Trade Show Meets Expectations

Jamie Johansen

The National Farm Machinery Show continues to be one of the largest-attended events at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Held Feb. 10 – 13 this year, attendees, exhibitors and agribusiness professionals totaled 295,258. Our team has brought you audio and photos from the event and want to once again thank our sponsors New Holland Agriculture and FMC. You can find our …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Shows, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, New Holland, NFMS

2015 NCGA Yield Winner Speaks At #NFMS16

Taylor Truckey

Attendees at the National Farm Machinery Show had the chance to hear from Randy Dowdy, a 2015 NCGA Yield Contest Winner. Dowdy farms in southern Georgia and claimed the first place prize in the irrigated category with a high yield of 486.1594 bushels/acre. During his presentation, Dowdy explained that a near 500 bu yield doesn’t happen overnight. For years, he …

Audio, Corn, Farm Shows, National Farm Machinery Show, NCGA, NFMS

48th Annual Championship Tractor Pulls At NFMS

Taylor Truckey

The 48th Annual Championship Tractor Pull will once again be held at Freedom Hall during the National Farm Machinery Show next week. The top pullers in the country will return to Louisville to compete for the title of Grand Champion and a share of nearly $250,000 in prize money. Each year more than 500 teams apply to pull in the …

Farm Shows, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Tractor

USFRA Releases Sustainability Research

Jamie Johansen

During the Farm Progress Show this morning, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announced the results of a new survey on consumer views on farming and ranching sustainability. “For USFRA, no question about agriculture is off the table,” said USFRA chair Nancy Kavazanjian during the press conference. “We want to make sure farmers and ranchers are involved in the most …

Ag Group, Farm Progress Show, Farm Shows, Sustainability, USFRA

2015 Farm Progress Show Grand Opening

Jamie Johansen

The crowds have gathered and no rain in the forecast. The nation’s largest outdoor farm show is underway with more than 600 exhibitors and more than 300 acres of field demonstrations. Today, here at Farm Progress Show, we have cloudy skies, but temperatures are expected to be in the 90s. But don’t worry attendees will be cooled off with 43 …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Farm Shows, Video

Summer Farm Festival Time

Chuck Zimmerman

Summertime means farm festival time around the country. Just do a web search and you’ll find them. If you have a favorite you would like us to feature, just leave a comment and/or link and we’ll get it done. Here’s one that caught my eye this morning for some reason. The Oregon Brewers Festival. It’s coming up quick. July 22-26, …

Farm Shows

Farm Progress Show Expanding

Chuck Zimmerman

The 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 …

Farm Progress Show, Farm Shows

Catching up With Anna Leigh Peek

Chuck Zimmerman

While wandering around this year’s Mid-South Farm & Gin Show Anna Leigh Peek found me. Anna worked with Cindy and me on-location at the 2014 National Farm Machinery Show to gain experience as an agriblogger. It’s always great to see her. She graduated from Auburn and is now working for Monsanto as a consumer engagement specialist working with our good …

Audio, Farm Shows, Monsanto

Annual Commodity Outlook w/ Richard Brock

Taylor Truckey

While at the 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, Richard Brock, of Brock Associates, gave his annual Commodity Outlook update to conference attendees. Brock’s session was packed with attendees hoping to gain insight into commodity markets. When asked about key takeaways for producers, Brock encouraged growers to shift acres to cotton if they’re in a cotton producing area as he …

Audio, Corn, Cotton, Farm Shows