2018 Indiana Farm Show

Indiana-Illinois Farm and Outdoor Power Equipment Show NOW Indiana Farm Equipment Technology Expo

Hoosier Ag Today, Indiana’s premier agricultural radio network, and Farm World, one of the oldest and largest weekly farm newspapers in the Eastern Corn Belt, have jointly purchased the Indiana-Illinois Farm and Outdoor Power Equipment Show from Richard Sherman, who has operated the show the past 39 years. The show will be held December 11 – 13, 2018 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

The Indiana Farm Show will focus a great deal on new Ag technology and product innovation in Indiana farm equipment, seed genetics, precision agriculture, bio-science, robotics, sensors, big data, artificial intelligence, and more. A practical showcase of the latest technology and innovation that farmers can take home and put to work in their operations. To reflect this, the name of the show has been changed to The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo. The show will be interactive, with daily live demonstrations of new products and technology as well as an expanded series of educational seminars. One tradition will not change, however, admission to the show is free.

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Seminars

 
Tuesday
Speaker Time Topic
Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch 9:00 AM Official Show Opening and welcome remarks
ISDA Director Bruce Kettler & Indiana FFA State Officers 9:15 AM Donation to Indiana FFA Foundation
Former Secretary of Agriculture John Block 10:00 AM Technology and Trade, an update from Washington on the Farm Bill and trade disputes
Justin Schneider, Indiana Farm Bureau Public Policy Dept. 10:30 AM 2019 IN Farm Bureau Farm Policy outlook
Brent Ditmars, Regional Vice President Agricultural Lending, Farm Credit Mid-America 11:00 AM Lending in Today’s Ag Environment
Ken and Rodney Rulon 11:30 AM Making Your Soil Organic Matter Pay
Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Ryan Martin 12:30 PM 2019 Weather outlook
Lannie Cohen/ Capitol Commodities 2:00 AM How to make hedging work in 2019
Wednesday
Dr. Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension Corn specialist 9:00 AM Chat and Chew in the Rural King Coffee Shop, free coffee and donuts
CCA Betsy Bower and Vermillion County farmer Carter Morgan 10:00 AM The Practical Side of Cover Crops
Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Ryan Martin 11:00 AM 2019 Weather outlook
Dr. Chris Hurt, Purdue Ag Economist 11:30 AM 2019 Market and Economic Outlook
Gary Coleman, Regional Vice President Agricultural Lending, Farm Credit Mid-America 1:00 AM Lending in Today’s Ag Environment
Tanner Coulter/ CA Insurance 2:00 AM Estate Planning for the Indiana farm family
Travis Burnett, CCA 2:30 AM Beck's Pratical Farm Research update
Thursday
Dr. Shaun Casteel, Purdue Extension Soybean Specialist 9:00 AM Chat and Chew in the Rural King Coffee Shop, free coffee and donuts
Kyle Tom, Tom Farms 10:00 AM Using soil sensors and big data technology on the farm
Brian Bush, field agronomist Pioneer 10:30 AM Agronomy research update
Ben Wicker, Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance 11:00 AM Plan, Apply, Protect: Making the Most of Your Fertilizer and Manure Investments
Mark Anson, cover crop Farmer 11:30 AM Making Life on the Farm Easier on 20,000 Acres
Caroline Currie, Climate Corporation 12:00 PM The FieldView System
Certified Applicator Training by Purdue Extension 1:00 AM $10 registration fee required

Demonstration Zone Schedule

 
Tuesday
Purdue Drone Program 10:30 AM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Cover Crop Demonstration 11:30 AM Slake test, infiltration test, slump test, soil microbiology
Purdue Drone Program 12:30 PM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Cover Crop Demonstration 1:30 AM Unlock the Secrets in the Soil
Purdue Drone Program 2:30 AM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Purdue Drone Program 10:30 AM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Cover Crop Demonstration 11:30 AM Slake test, infiltration test, slump test, soil microbiology
Purdue Drone Program 12:30 PM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Cover Crop Demonstration 1:30 AM Unlock the Secrets in the Soil
Purdue Drone Program 2:30 AM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Thursday
Purdue Drone Program 10:30 AM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Cover Crop Demonstration 11:30 AM Slake test, infiltration test, slump test, soil microbiology
Purdue Drone Program 12:30 PM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications
Cover Crop Demonstration 1:30 AM Unlock the Secrets in the Soil
Purdue Drone Program 2:30 AM Purdue Extension will demonstrate how drones can be used in a variety of farming applications

Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds

Seven Interstates and six U.S. Highways, the most in the nation, provide easy access from some of America’s richest farmlands to its 11th largest city. Route 69 from Michigan, Routes 31 and 65 from northern Indiana, Route 65 from Kentucky and Routes 70 and 74 from Ohio straight through to Illinois, all meet at Indianapolis.

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A Full Farm Exposition

Free to the farmer and the trade featuring Long Line, Shore Line, Supply, Seeds, Chemicals, Livestock and Dairy Equipment, geared for the maximum buyer and media exposure. The response to our last show was excellent—over 325 exhibiting companies (see back cover) and an outstanding Farmer and dealer attendance that came to buy.

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FREE Seminars To The Public

Throughout the expo, free educational seminars will be hosted by Hoosier Ag Today. The seminars will be focused on new technology, marketing, farm forecasts, and agribusiness.  List of speakers and dates will be posted soon.

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What's New To the Indiana Farm Show

• New Focus: Farm equipment has always been the focus of the show and that will continue but, in addition, new Ag technology and innovation will be featured. Drones, robots, cover crops, soil sensors, Satellite imaging, variable rate seeding, artificial intelligence, data analysis, and more will be on display at the show.

• Attendee Registration: all show attendees will be registered so you will know who attended the show. A database of all attendees will be provided to each exhibitor at the end of the show for further contact and follow-up.

• Grand Prize Giveaway: all attendees will be eligible for a grand prize drawing. This will help boost interest in and attendance at the show. • Expanded Seminar Program: Several informative and engaging seminar seminars will be held on the show floor each day featuring topics of practical interest to farmers by leading experts.

• Live Demonstrations: A special area of the show will feature live demonstrations of new and innovative Ag technology. Exhibitors will also be encouraged to demonstrate new products in this area.

• Free Coffee: Free coffee will be available for all exhibitors during the first hour of the show each day. • Free Lunch: On the third day of the show, a free lunch will be provided to all attendees.

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