Boone, Iowa held the nation’s largest outdoor farming event: The Farm Progress Show. This event took place August 28th through August 30th. There were lots of new information to talk about over the three day event, some of that ranged from butterflies all the way to new tools that would greatly benefit agronomists.
Soil, water, land, weeds, and so much more were the big talk of the Farm Progress Show. Iowa State University brought a special aspect to the show as well. Each day there was an Ask the Experts schedule. People who planned to come to the Farm Progress Show could plan their day around visiting our very own Bob Hartzler about a weed problem back home, or ask our Elwynn Taylor about weather and climate. And that’s just to name a few of the experts who were there every day.
In fact, the experts came from all aspects of farming. There were people at the show talking to people who had questions about insects and new ideas for agricultural engineers. Lots of field agronomists and specialists were highly involved with helping people answer their questions.
Not only were experts there, but Iowa State’s agronomists also provided demonstrations for various aspects of agriculture. Soil scientists held demonstrations looking at biological, chemical and the physical properties of soil. People visiting also had the opportunity to identify 12-24 weeds, and then step inside and learn management practices that would be useful to help control a weed problem.
Regardless of the amount of rain we received over those three days, it was a very successful 2018 Farm Progress Show. We would like to thank everyone who took time out of their day to stop by and ask us questions