The 56th Annual Iowa Power Farming Show is in full swing and there is a lot of activity. Some of the most popular areas are those featuring large farming equipment, which comes as no surprise since yesterday, Show Manager Tom Junge mentioned that 24 percent of the farmers attending the show plan on buying a tractor this year.
Other areas that are especially busy are those with precision ag technologies. Also not surprising since Junge also mentioned that 22 percent of farmers plan on expanding their precision ag technologies this year as well. The advent of these technologies have had great positive impacts on farmers’ operations – not only are they helping them save costs, but they are also helping them maximize planting in their fields which is rewarding them with more bushels per acre and, obviously, more income.
And let’s not forget about the seed companies. Without seeds, well, we have no food. Farmer’s are spending a lot of time learning about new seed products and traits and many are putting in last minute orders since despite all the recent snow, planting is right around the corner.
You can see more from the show in the Iowa Power Farming Show in our flickr photo album.