The country’s largest indoor farm show is right around the corner
Kick off the New Year right and make plans to travel to the country’s largest indoor farm show, the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS). Held Feb. 10 to 13 in Louisville, Ky., the four-day show stands as a mainstay event in the ever-changing agriculture industry.
Held at a pivotal time right before spring, farmers have the opportunity to view thousands of innovative products and new equipment, attend free educational seminars to learn from industry experts and kick back and enjoy the famous championship tractor pull. Sounds like the perfect off-farm destination before the hustle and bustle of planting.
As with any good vacation, you’ll need to pack your walking shoes. The 1.2 million square feet of exhibition space in the Kentucky Exposition Center will be packed with more than 860 exhibitors. Whether you’re interested in expanding your fleet or upgrading your machinery to make it more efficient, you’ve come to the right place. The show features exhibitors from nearly every aspect of agriculture including the latest innovations in planting, fertilizing, spraying, tractors, combines, grain carts, tillage tools, precision technology, irrigation, grain storage, trucks and trailers, livestock feeding and handling, sheds, fencing, shop tools, alternative energy and more.
Don’t miss the live taping of “U.S. Farm Report” Marketing Roundtable, or watching
one of four rounds of the Championship Tractor Pull in the adjacent Freedom
Hall during the National Farm Machinery Show, Feb. 10-13.
Take a break from the showroom floor and join Farm Journal in South Wing B conference center, room 105 for three free Farm Journal seminars. Hear from Farm Journal Economist Bob Utterback on the direction of the commodity markets. Visit with used equipment expert, Machinery Pete as he outlines the latest trends in used equipment values. Don’t miss the live taping of “U.S. Farm Report” Marketing Roundtable, hosted by
Tyne Morgan with three special guests: Matt Bennett, market analyst with Bennett Consulting; Joe Vaclavik, market analyst with Standard Grain; and Utterback.
Admission to the show is free, but parking costs $8. Parking for RVs is also available but requires registration in advance.
You will most certainly want to set aside some extra dollars to purchase tickets to the 48th annual Championship Tractor Pull, sponsored by Syngenta. The adjacent Freedom Hall will explode with highly competitive former champions and a record-breaking number of women drivers all competing for the grand champion title and $250,000 prize money. Save your seat today and purchase tickets at the Freedom Hall ticket office, Kentucky International Convention Center ticket office or Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000. The tractor pull will be held each night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $45 depending on the date of event.
While in Louisville, take advantage of all the city has to offer. Home of the Louisville Slugger baseball bats, the Kentucky Derby and education centers, Louisville offers many attractions sure not to disappoint. For additional details, including attractions and area restaurants, visit the links listed below or contact the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.gotolouisville.com or (888) 568-4784.
See you soon in Louisville!
Know Before You Go
Check out these websites when making plans to attend the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky.:
National Farm Machinery Show
Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau
Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby
Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
Kentucky Science Center
Thomas Edison House
Howard Steamboat Museum and historic home
Locust Grove historic home
Farmington Historic Plantation
Muhammad Ali Center
Marengo Cave National Landmark on Blue River
Local restaurants found only in Louisville
The Kentucky Exposition Center is located at the junction of Interstates 65 and 264. For more details and directions to the show, visit www.AgWeb.com/NFMS