Indiana Farm Show December 14, 2021
Farm Show Seminars Help Farmers Retool for the Future
The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, December 14-16 in Westfield, IN, has always had an engaging, practical, free, seminar series. As the show returns to an in-person event in 2021, the seminars will present what technology will most impact farming operations in the next few years. The focus on climate change and the revolution in plant genetics and artificial intelligence will change how farmers grow crops. The seminars will showcase the latest developments in these areas during the three day show as well as teaching practical marketing and financial management skills.
The line-up will be headlined by Machinery Pete, recognized as the nation’s leading expert on farm equipment. From new to used to antique equipment, Pete has the scoop on prices, features, reviews, and the best place to get the best deal. He will lead two seminars on Tuesday December 14, sponsored by Bane Welker Equipment and Farm Credit Mid-America.
Chad Colby, a nationally televised ag tech journalist, will present two programs showcasing the latest ag technology for the farm. His program on Tuesday, December 14, will cover the top 10 technologies you will need to farm in 2022. On Wednesday, December 15, Colby will moderate a seminar on drones. This program will feature the latest drone research being conducted by Purdue as well as several drone companies demonstrating their units specially designed for on farm use. There will also be the chance for all show attendees to win a drone package valued at over $900.
Financial management and outlook programs will also be a part of the seminar series. The Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture will present a program by Dr. Jim Mintert, Michael Langemeier, and Nathan Thompson on farm management and the financial outlook for farmers in 2022. Wednesday will also feature a commodity market outlook panel discussion with John Zanker of Risk Management Commodities and Mike Silver of Kokomo Grain. Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Ryan Martin will forecast the weather for 2022.
Jason K. Powers, Wealth Strategist with Unbridled Wealth, will present a program all three days of the show on a unique approach to financing your farming operation. The program will show farmers how to manage their finances without involving a bank. Leave Your Banker Behind will have farmers looking at credit in a whole new way.
Thursday will feature the taping of two popular podcasts. Purdue Crop Chat with Purdue Extension Corn Specialist Dan Quinn and Extension Soybean Specialist Shaun Casteel and The Soil Health podcast will both be recorded before a live audience on the seminar stage.
The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo will be held at the Grand Park complex in Westfield, IN. This new location offers easy access and free parking. The modern and open exhibit floor will feature over 150 exhibitors showcasing the latest in farm equipment and technology. Many new products just hitting the market will be on display, and a Precision Planting Zone will showcase a state-of-the-art planter and tractor with the latest precision planting technology. There is no admission charge for the event. A complete list of seminars and exhibitors can be found at www.indianafarmexpo.com
Farm Show Announces 2021 Theme
Retool for the Future is the theme of the 2021 Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, to be held December 14-16 at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana. The show brings together the largest gathering of current and cutting-edge farm production technology in the Midwest, along with a free educational seminar series that addresses the current and future needs of Corn Belt farmers. The Expo will showcase the latest in farm equipment and the innovation in technology that represents the future of agriculture.
“Farmers are having to adapt to changing climate and market conditions as well as environmental regulations and consumer buying trends. All of these will require a retooling of farm production and management,” said Gary Truitt, President, and Producer of the event. “The show will give producers, both large and small, the information they will need to adjust to the changing future of agriculture and expose them to the tools available to enable them to thrive in a post-pandemic economy.”
After its cancellation in 2020 due to government restrictions, the 42-year-old event has relocated to the state of the art Grand Park Sports Complex where an expanded show floor, easy access, free parking, and a safer environment will enhance the experience for both exhibitors and attendees. Keynote speakers Machinery Pete and Chad Colby will headline a seminar series that will help farmers make decisions on retooling their current operations and preparing for the new technology that will be on the farm in the next few years. Several outlook sessions will present a look into market, weather, and economic conditions in 2022.
Exhibit space is still available. Reservations and information can be found at IndianaFarmexpo.com. For advertising or special activities, contact Kim Stockment at 765-588-1520, Exhibitor questions contact Toni Hodson 800-876-5133.
The use of masks at the farm show by exhibitors and attendees at this time is strictly voluntary.
Free masks and hand sanitizer will be made available in the registration area for those who choose to use them.
This policy is subject to change if mandated by the Hamilton county Health Department.
Indiana Farm Show December 14, 2021
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