Farm Progress Show Exhibitors Sold Out in Down Farm Economy

BOONE, Iowa -- Even with a tight farm economy, The Farm Progress Show near Boone is sold out as far as exhibitors wanting to be there.

"We have a sold out show field, we actually had to add a tent," said Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress Show Manager. "It is as big, or bigger than 2014, which we didn't expect. I think speaks of the resilience of the ag industry."

The show typically draws around 160,000 people during a three-day run. That can be changed by adverse weather.

Jungmann credited the neighboring farms for allowing the use of their fields for demonstrations or the show would not be possible. Combines will begin opening the fields for harvest Thursday afternoon.

"We can see the crops being harvested by maybe 15 combines, it's very interesting," said June Isaacson, one of the nearby landowners who has her 80-acre farm in use by the Farm Progress Show.

Also, the show is expected to see a number of companies with major announcements on new products or product reveals.

If you'd like to attend the Farm Progress Show, click here for more information.