Record Turnout On First Day of the Iowa Power Farming Show

DES MOINES, IA – January 30, 2013: 11,185 farmers and ranchers traveled to Des Moines from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri to see big iron and futuristic ag gadgets at the 2013 Iowa Power Farming Show.

This year’s show – which concludes Thursday, January 31 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines – features more than 750 ag-related companies from 29 states and 4 Canadian provinces. With nearly 1840 total booths, it’s the third largest indoor farm show in the country, and show organizers anticipate over 20,000 visitors will attend at least one of the three days the show runs.

“Farmers throughout the Midwest have identified the Iowa Power Farming Show as the show to attend to see the newest products and innovations from the biggest names in the farm equipment and services industry,” said show Co-Director, Tom Junge.

In total, the expanse of exhibitor displays covers 7.0 acres, three buildings and six floors. Two rooms will be used to host numerous seminars each day. Farmers can attend to learn about topics like transitioning family farms, changing tax implications, outlook on commodity prices and marketing advice, utilizing precision ag to boost efficiency and production.

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday. Free shuttle and free parking are available at the Iowa Cubs’ Principal Park. Plus, farmers may register online at and save $3 on admission (regular admission is $6).

The show is produced by the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association and sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America, Ag Leader Technology,, Bayer CropScience, Stewart-Peterson Group, Stine Seed and Sukup.

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