Despite tough times in the farm economy, one of the Midwest’s largest and most respected farm shows is again filling up the confines of the Colosseum in Fort Wayne. The show, which kicks off Tuesday, features the latest technology the industry has to offer. Over 30,000 farmers attend the show annually to view the area’s largest variety of farm equipment and services in one location.
The Northeastern Indiana Soil & Water Conservation District, along with Purdue Cooperative Extension, presents educational seminars daily. On Wednesday, Hoosier Ag Today chief meteorologist Ryan Martin will present a program on weather prospects for spring and summer, along with a market outlook from Purdue Ag Economist Dr. Chris Hurt.
Hoosier Ag Today will broadcast from the show with interviews from exhibitors and seminar presenters. Broadcast coverage is made possible by Farm Credit Mid-America.
In support of Indiana’s FFA scholarship foundation, a fundraising auction will be held at 1:00 pm both Tuesday and Wednesday, featuring a variety of donated items. Last year’s auction raised $20,000.00 for scholarships
This year’s grand prize will be a Massey Ferguson 2400 series zero turn lawn mower® courtesy of Harmony Outdoor Equipment located in Auburn, IN.