The 47th National Farm Machinery Show Kicks Off

February 15, 2012 12:48 AM

The 47th National Farm Machinery Show will take place this week in Louisville, Ken., at the Kentucky Exposition Center. In conjunction with the event, the 44th Championship Tractor Pull (CTP) will also occur nightly after the show closes.

Speaking with exhibitors during set up, many forecast that the 2012 show will bring big crowds who are ready to buy, not just kick tires.
This annual event attracts more than 300,000 attendees to both events. The exhibit floor spans eight interconnected halls that total more than 1.2 million sq. feet. The National Farm Machinery Show hosts more than 850 agricultural displays.
Dates: Wednesday, Feb. 15 through Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012
Show Hours: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily (Eastern Standard Time)
Location: Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209
Admission: NFMS admission is free; parking is $8.00 
                  CTP ticket prices range from $35-$45
All CTP seats are reserved. Tickets are subject to availability. All prices include a facility fee.
Tickets are sold at the Freedom Hall Ticket Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased on the Web at .
Visitor Info: Call the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau at (502) 584-2121 or 1 (800) 626-5646.
More Info: Call the National Farm Machinery Show Hotline at (502) 367-5004, visit us on the Internet at: and
Take advantage of these free Farm Journal Media events at the show, held in Room 105 of the South Wing B Conference Center. 
Corn College Tune-Up with Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer
Farm Journal Field Agronomists
Wed., Feb. 15, 10 a.m.
Fri., Feb. 17, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by AgriGold, BASF, Great Plains Manufacturing, MIchelin and SFP
Trends in Used Equipment Values with Greg Peterson
Implement & Tractor’s "Auction Action" Columnist
Wed., Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Bush Hog
Wheat College Clinic with Phil Needham
Farm Journal Columnist
Wed., Feb. 15, 1 p.m.
Sponsored by BASF, Great Plains Manufacturing, and Michelin
Marketing Outlook with Bob Utterback
Farm Journal Economist
Wed., Feb. 15, 2:30 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 16, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by Michelin
Live Marketing Roundtable Taping for "U.S. Farm Report"
Hosted by Al Pell
Thurs., Feb. 16, 2:30 p.m.
Sponsored Challenger, SFP, Syngenta, and USB
Read more Farm Journal coverage of the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show. Check out our Facebook pages and follow our Twitter handles for up-to-the-minute show coverage and insights.

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