Farmers will see the newest innovations in farm equipment, high-tech electronics and precision ag technology when the Iowa Power Farming Show comes to Des Moines Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.
With almost 2,000 booths, the Iowa Power Farming Show, presented by Farm Credit Services of America and AgDirect, is the third-largest indoor farm show in the United States, with displays covering 7 acres, three buildings and six floors at the Iowa Events Center.
"The Iowa Power Farming Show is about quality exhibitors from every category showcasing the best and latest products and services they have to offer," said Tom Junge, director of the Iowa Power Farming Show. "People coming to the show know they’re going to see the future of farming and agriculture."
"Last year, several new exhibitors featured UAVs for do-it-yourself farmers. This year, it is agronomic services and data management," said Junge. "More companies are packaging aerial imaging, soil sampling and agronomic consulting into one package for farmers." As a result, an "Agronomic Services" category was added to the product directory in the show program and website to help farmers locate these companies.
Seminars begin at 10:45 a.m. each day in two seminar rooms so farmers will have additional educational opportunities. Four firms will discuss the transition of the family farm and the changing tax implications. The latest information on UAVs will also be presented.
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.
Free parking and a free shuttle are available at Principal Park, home of the Iowa Cubs. Farmers can register online at www.iowapowershow.com and save $5 off the $8 admission. When registering, farmers will also participate in a brief survey about their planting intentions and preferred methods of communication.
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