2019 Indiana Farm Show

AgrIInstitute is pleased to join the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo

AgrIInstitute "Thought Leaders" Program 

December 19, 2019, 10 a.m. in the West Pavilion, Indiana State  Fairgrounds

Featuring an  Ag Leaders Roundtable to include:

  • Bruce Kettler
  • Don Lamb    
  • Andy Tauer
  • Don Villwock 

Moderated by: Amie  Osborn  

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Indiana Farm Show Announces Theme for 2019 Event

The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, presented by American Family Insurance, has announced the theme for the show that will take place December 17-19, 2019 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. “Recover, Renew, and Innovate” will be the focus of the 41st annual show which is expected to draw upwards of 5,000 farmers. “This has been an extremely difficult year for most farmers, and most  are looking for things to improve in 2020. We felt that focusing on recovery, renewal and innovation is the best way to help them get ready to head into a new growing season,” said Gary Truitt, the show’s president.

Indiana Farm Equipment Technology Expo

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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Free Breakfast December 17 ,2019, 8:30am

The 2019 growing season has been a difficult year for farmers economically, agronomically, and emotionally. With the conclusion of harvest, thoughts turn to the 2020 season. A free breakfast will kick off the Expo on Tuesday, December 17, beginning at 8:30am. This will be a chance for farmers and exhibitors to share stories and experiences from 2019. Sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America and Ag Direct, Indiana Lt. Governor and Secretary of Agriculture Suzanne Crouch will present a message of support and encouragement for the  year ahead.


A series of free seminars sponsored by IntelliFarms will give show attendees the chance to renew management, marketing, and production skills. 

Plan for Profit in 2020, December 18, 10:00am: Practical recommendations from Dr. Jim Mintert of the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture.  A practical approach to creating a budget and farm plan for 2020 that will put black ink on your bottom line.

Market Outlook, December 18, 12:00am: Well-known Purdue Ag Economist, Dr. Jim Mintert will outline trends in the economy, the farm economy, and farm production for 2020.  Price forecasts and marketing strategies make Dr. Hurt’s program a very popular event.

Weather Outlook, December 18, 11:00pm: Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Ryan Martin will recap an extreme year of weather in 2019 and forecast what 2020 will hold.  Martin will outline long range, weather trends and give an outlook on planting windows for 2020.

New Marketing Strategy, December 18, 1:00pm: Lannie Cohen, with Capital Commodities, will present a program on market strategies to increase profits in 2020.

An Addition to Reduce Loss: A 2019 Indiana Case Study on Drainage, December 17 and 18, 2:00pm: The rains of 2019 showed which fields have drainage issues. Learn the best way to handle drainage in your fields with Ryan Zook, Soil Max Inc.


New Tech Tools with Chad Colby, December 17, 10:00am: Farmer and popular television personality Chad Colby will discuss and demonstrate some of the newest technology available to farmers for 2020. His entertaining and high energy presentation will make this technology understandable and enjoyable. He will have plenty of things on hand to try.

Growing Help in Indiana, December 17, 1:00pm: New state and federal regulations have been implemented that control the growing of hemp in Indiana.  This timely seminar will cover the new regulations as well as agronomic advice  Participants will include Dr. Robert Waltz – State Seed Commissioner, Mark Boyer – Hemp farmer, Justin Swanson- Midwest Hemp Council, and Purdue Agronomy Hemp specialists.

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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