2018 Farm Shows | Farm Show Schedule | Geringhoff
Posted by: Todd Kamp on Dec 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM
Farm shows are a popular draw across the ag landscape, and 2018 will be no exception. Sponsors, hosts, and exhibitors will continue to offer attendees the very best experience with the latest insights, technologies, and education. Also, count on the latest technologies to be available for navigating the farm show site with digital maps, exhibit guides, and event information.
Here is an introduction to the 2018 lineup of farm shows Geringhoff will be exhibiting at this year. Of course, there are bound to be many more, and the whole farming and agribusiness community hopes to see you there!
2018 FARM SHOW SCHEDULE – Events Where Geringhoff Will Be Exhibiting
Sioux Falls Farm Show Sioux Falls, S.D. January 24–26
Join more than 25,000 farmers to review the latest farm technology for improving
yields, reducing costs, and managing risk: http://siouxfallsfarmshow.com/
U.S. Custom Harvesters Grand Island, Neb. January 25–27
The USCHI annual convention is only open to members of the association. Held at Fonner Park: https://uschi.com/convention/for more info.
Iowa Power Farming Show Des Moines, Iowa Jan 30–Feb 1
Third largest indoor U.S. ag show with 695 companies represented across
1,900 booths and 7.7-acres: https://iowapowershow.com/
Southern Farm Show Raliegh, N.C. Jan 31–Feb 2
Largest ag exposition in the Carolinas and Virginia, known as the region’s meeting place for farmers and agricultural leaders: https://southernshows.com/sfs
National Farm Machinery Show Lousivlle, Ky. February 14–17
Offering the most complete selection of agricultural products, equipment, and services available in the farming industry: http://www.farmmachineryshow.org/
Commodity Classic Anaheim, Calif. Feb 27–Mar 1
Ideas, innovation, technology, equipment, and expertise at America’s largest
farmer-led, farmer-focused event: http://www.commodityclassic.com/
Central Minnesota Farm Show St. Cloud, Minn. Feb 27–Mar 1
Dedicated to agribusiness and farming in the region, featuring special product offers, entertainment, education: https://www.stcloudareachamber.com/Farm-Show.aspx
Minnesota Farmfest Redwood Falls, Minn. August 7–9
The Minnesota Farmfest show provides the products and expertise required to
run a successful operation for years to come: http://www.ideaggroup.com/farmfest
Ag Progress Days State College, Penn. August 14–16
Technology and research exhibits, educational programs, and tours sponsored
by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences: http://agsci.psu.edu/apd
Farm Progress Show Boone, Iowa August 28–30
The nation’s largest outdoor farm event, where tradition and business have come together for 64 years: http://www.farmprogressshow.com/
Big Iron Farm Show West Fargo, N.D. September 11–13
Featuring more than 900 exhibit booths, training sessions, demonstrations, and countless opportunities to connect with peers: http://bigironfarmshow.com/
Husker Harvest Days Grand Island, Neb. September 11–13
The world’s largest totally irrigated working farm show features the latest equipment, supplies, and technologies available today: http://huskerharvestdays.com/
Farm Science Review London, Ohio September 18–20
One of the nation’s premier agricultural trade and education shows where attendees learn the latest in agricultural production: https://fsr.osu.edu
With regional or local agriculture exhibitions attracting tens of thousands of attendees, and the larger ones bringing together more than 100,000, this farm show season will be a busy one. So, join an avid community of farmers, producers, and ag leaders who turn out in force, wherever the events call home.
Matt Jungmann, Show Director for the Farm Progress Show, says that the Iowa event really kicks off the outdoor show season, and he is impressed by new developments every year.
“It never fails to amaze me the way that exhibitors attract visitors to their booths,” he says. “They make everything shine, graphics are bold, and activations that capture the awareness of attendees are top-notch, such as; high-impact signage, digital messaging and fireworks shows. There are more things going on at this show than at any other permanent show site. It is the one and only.”
Although the Farm Progress Show may be the largest, every show is big and important in its own way. Husker Harvest Days, for example, is two weeks later, and is the largest totally irrigated working farm show.
Jungmann is also the director for that event.
“All together, the experience is kind of like a traveling road show, but the focus fits the agricultural scene where a particular show lands. For example, Husker Harvest Days has some of the same exhibitors, but the show caters to the irrigation needs of the area, as well as livestock and cow-calf operations,” Jungmann says.
Those major shows are national and worldwide draws, but regional events are just as essential to the more localized ag scene. Samantha Castro is the Marketing Manager for the annual IDEAg Group shows, including Minnesota Farmfest and Dakotafest.
“We had 31,500 attend the Minnesota show, and 29,000 at the South Dakota show last year,” she says. “Even rain didn’t turn people away in Mitchell. Dakotafest is one of the largest shows in the high plains. People look forward to it all year long regardless of weather.”
A big draw in Minnesota was the House Ag Committee, as all members showed up and talked about the latest Farm Bill and fielded questions from the audience. “People love that,” she says, and pointed out that the committee came because it realizes how important those farmers are.
“Plus, attendees find products, advice and education on how to improve production. They still need to know about the latest and greatest, and what technologies will be available,” Castro says. “It used to be that it was more about marketing products, but now it’s a lot more about education, such as alternative types of farming, how to protect your farm, and managing labor needs.”
Whether the largest or not, no farm show is small, according to experts. Plus, the record number of attendees that turn out each and every year, rain or shine, is also proof of their popularity.
As for Geringhoff, we hope you enjoy your favorite shows in 2018, and hopefully we’ll see you there!