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Iowa Power Farming Show

By Staff | Feb 1, 2015

HAGIE?MANUFACTURING, based in Clarion, has an annual presence at the Iowa Power Farming Show. This year, it’s in booth 2300 in the Hy-Vee Exhibit Hall.

DES MOINES – Farmers in the heartland don’t need to travel far to marvel at the best and latest farm equipment, high tech electronics and precision ag technology – not when the Iowa Power Farming Show lures the biggest names and newest innovations to Des Moines for three days each winter.

This year’s show from Feb. 3 through Feb. 5 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, will feature more than 780 ag-related companies.

With nearly 1,840 total booths, it’s the third largest indoor farm show in the U.S.

In total, the expanse of exhibitor displays covers 7 acres, 3 buildings and six floors.

“The show is about quality exhibitors from every category showcasing the best and latest products and services they have to offer,” said Tom Junge, director of the Iowa Power Farming Show. “Attendees coming to the show know they’re going to see the future of farming and agriculture.”

New electronic devices stand out this year at the show. The latest entry in agriculture is the use of robotic aircraft that captures overhead images of crops and provides growers a cost-effective method to identify areas of concern.

Other new electronics include web-based tools that farmers can use to development the best precision business plan for each field and farming operation. The software provides the tools needed to quickly collect and use machine-generated data and to characterize crop budget scenarios across different management zones.

Junge said farmers who come to see their favorite brands won’t be disappointed. The lineup of exhibitors once again features a veritable “Who’s Who” in farm equipment. The list includes tractor manufacturers Case IH, Challenger, John Deere, Kubota, Mahindra, Massey Ferguson, McCormick, New Holland and Versatile. Farmers will also see lots of exciting new products, as featured in the “New Product” section of the show program.

Seminars begin at 10:45 a.m. each day in two seminar rooms so farmers will have additional educational opportunities.

Four firms will discuss the transition of the family farm and the changing tax implications.

The Stewart-Peterson Group will provide an outlook on commodity prices and marketing advice.

In addition, Calcium Products will discuss sulfur deficiency in the Upper Midwest.

The latest information on UAVs will also be presented.

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

Parking and shuttle are free at Iowa Cubs-Principal Park.

Farmers may register online at www.iowapowershow.com and save $3 on their admission cost. Otherwise, admission is $6.

When registering, farmers will also be participating in the 2015 planting intention survey conducted by AgriSource.

The show is produced by the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association in conjunction with local Iowa farm equipment dealers and sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America, Ag Leader Technology, AuctionTime.com, Bayer CropScience, Stewart-Peterson Group, Stine Seed and Sukup.

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Iowa Power Farming Show

By Staff | Feb 1, 2015

IPFS SEMINARS will be held in the lower level of Hy-Vee Hall during the three-day event.

DES MOINES – The power of knowledge will be at full force for the upcoming Iowa Power Farming Show, with 16 educational seminars including a noteworthy “Soil Health” workshop scheduled to take place over the three days the show runs in early February.

Sharing their wisdom will be agriculture and financial experts, as well as precision ag technology pros from some of the top companies in the field.

“Growers come to the Iowa Power Farming Show to learn. Sure, they want to see big iron and revolutionary precision ag products, which they of course will.

“But they’ll also have numerous opportunities to attend educational seminars and gain insights into how to make better financial, agronomic and equipment decisions for their farms,” said show co-director, Tom Junge.

It all starts on Feb. 2 with seminars topics that include:

  • Farm Succession Strategies: By Design, Not by Default.
  • Unmanned Aerial System The Dawn of Commercialization.
  • Sulfur Deficiency in the Upper Midwest.
  • Family Farm & Ranch Issue – What Does Your Legacy Plan Look Like?
  • Alternative Investing Ideas.
  • Successful and Effective Transitions: What it takes.

Sessions scheduled for February 3rd, include:

  • Farm Succession Strategies: By Design, Not by Default
  • Using UAVs to our Advantage in Agriculture.
  • Sulfur Deficiency in the Upper Midwest.
  • Family Farm and Ranch Issue – What Does Your Legacy Plan Look Like.
  • A Case for Being prepared: A Farmer’s Perspective.
  • Retirement and Estate Planning for Farmers.

Sessions conclude on Feb. 4 with:

  • “Using UAVs to our Advantage in Agriculture.
  • A Case for Being prepared: A Farmer’s Perspective.
  • Sulfur Deficiency in the Upper Midwest
  • CropBioLife-New Technology for Exceptional Plant Health.

In addition, the show will also include a special workshop for farmers who want to build their soil and make water cleaner.

The workshop, called “Building Farmer Wealth with Soil Health,” is comprised of one-hour sessions throughout each show day, and will run the length of the show in the lower level of HyVee Hall.

It will feature experienced farmers who have learned how to build organic matter, get better water infiltration, make higher use of nutrients by crops, integrate cover crops into the farm operation, and other ways of farming that benefit both the farmer and the environment.

The Iowa Power Farming Show, the third largest indoor farm show in the U.S., runs from Feb. 3-5, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

For a detailed listing of the seminars visit www.iowapowershow.com.

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