Greetings from Louisville and the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show!
I arrived early yesterday and one of the first people I ran into was Steve Kelly, Executive Director of Expositions, so we sat down for a preview chat for this year’s event.
Steve says they have filled 1.2 million square feet of space under roof and there’s enough demand to sell almost that much more! They have made a few significant changes in the show which allows for more first level room for farm equipment so there is now a Gift & Craft Market on the Mezzanine Level with more than 70 booths for shopping.
This is the 52nd NFMS and it’s also the 49th annual Championship Tractor Pull. Steve says there have been some additions to the tractor pull which include pay per view live streaming from the show this year. Steve says that there will be some big equipment announcements as usual and that this year the show even has “drones.” Keep up with me as I will be your eyes and ears at the show thanks to our sponsor FMC.
Learn more in this interview: Interview with Steve Kelly, Kentucky State Fair Board