It’s that time of year again – the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS). The country’s largest indoor farm show will feature the latest agriculture technology in Louisville, Ky. Feb. 13-16.
With a huge exhibition space and hundreds of booths, there’s no shortage of products to see, demonstrations to watch and people to meet. Here are a few tips on what you don’t want to miss.
1. Check out the technology. Cutting-edge farming technology is the NFMS’s bread and butter. With more than 850 agricultural displays arranged across one million square feet of indoor exhibit space, visitors have plenty to look over. Don’t miss the chance to learn about up-and-coming technology firsthand.
2. Tractor Pulls. Don’t miss everything you love about tractor pulling – including power, noise and dirt – all amplified inside the cozy confines of Freedom Hall. There’s pulling slated for each night and an extra session on Saturday afternoon. The soy checkoff and Soy Biodiesel will give away tickets to all of them – just stop by the soy checkoff’s exhibit, No. 5066 in the West Wing to sign up.
3. Network with members of the ag community. More than 300,000 people attended NFMS last year, including machinery manufacturers, seed company representatives and poultry and livestock experts. Take the chance to get to know the variety of people who contribute to the U.S. soy industry. Don’t forget to chat with soy checkoff leaders about biodiesel, your biggest customers and other ag topics.
4. Attend a free seminar. In addition to the hundreds of products presented and thousands of people attending, Farm Machinery also boasts an impressive roster of free seminars. Click here for the full schedule.
5. Grab a snack. Walking around the massive Kentucky Exposition Center can really work up appetite. Lukily, there’s no shortage of tasty treats at the show. Stop by the Kentucky Aquaculture Association booth for a trout sandwich or grab a barbeque pork sandwich from the Kentucky Pork Producers Association and take pride in supporting soy’s biggest customer, animal agriculture.