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Farm Progress Show Opens On Dry Ground Near Boone

BOONE, Iowa -- The 2016 Farm Progress Show has opened at the Expo Grounds near Boone.

The 63rd Farm Progress Show hosts 600 exhibitors and could draw 160,000 people to the show.

Often the show attendance hinges on the weather. On Monday, the Ames Airport area got around three inches of rain, that heavy rain did not fall at the Expo site. There are only a few small mud  puddles on the Expo Grounds for day one of the show.

The highlight of the show is daily field demonstrations, including GPS equipment to make farmers more efficient in side by side comparisons.

Several neighboring families have hosted the Farm Progress Show by planting early variety crops for early harvest.

There will also be some live cattle handling demonstrations.

The show alternates sites each year between Boone, and Decatur, Illinois.

If you would live to visit the Farm Progress Show, click here.