Iowa Power Farming Show Expands For 2018

Iowa Power Farming Show Expands For 2018

SEE YOU THERE: The Iowa Power Farming Show, the third-largest farm show in the U.S., spreads across 7.7 acres.

Iowa Power Farming Show Expands For 2018

Changes are set for show running Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 in Des Moines.

Rod Swoboda 1 | Jan 16, 2018

The Iowa Power Farming Show is fast approaching, and the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines will soon be filled with more ag-related machinery and technology displays than ever before.

Billed as the third-largest indoor farm show in the U.S., the Iowa Power Farming Show features more than 750 companies from 27 states, three Canadian provinces and the Netherlands, says Tom Junge, show director. “It just got bigger,” he says.

Presented by Farm Credit Services of America and Ag Direct, the show now covers 7.7 acres across all three buildings and seven floors of the Iowa Events Center. It is loaded with more big iron, precision ag, aerial imaging, livestock production, inputs and data management than ever before.

The three-day show from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 is expanding after its staff had to manage exhibitor waiting lists for more than 10 years. “We continually got requests from companies wanting to exhibit at our show,” Junge says. “As a result, we felt there was no better time than the present to expand.”

The show will expand to the lower level of Hy-Vee Hall for 2018, making room for 75 additional exhibit booths. “We invested in modifying the lower level to make it more exhibitor-friendly and to help with traffic flow,” Junge says. The new floor will also feature a lunch buffet and seating.

Register online to save $5
To date, the Iowa Power Farming Show is the only event to use all three facilities of the Iowa Events Center, making it the largest indoor show of any kind in Iowa. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 30-31 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 1. Parking and shuttle are free at Iowa Cubs-Principal Park. Farmers may register online at iowapowershow.com to save $5 off the $8 admission.

The Iowa Power Farming Show is produced by the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association in conjunction with local Iowa-Nebraska farm equipment dealerships. The show is sponsored by: 
• Diamond sponsors Farm Credit Services of America and AgDirect
• Platinum sponsor AgLeader
• Gold sponsors Mitas, Stine Seed Co. and Sukup Manufacturing
• Silver sponsors Machinery Pete and Stewart-Peterson

What to expect for 2018
In addition to the 75 spaces designated for new exhibitors on the lower level of Hy-Vee Hall, including a lunch buffet and seating, get set for Ag Innovation and Pitch Competition.

• The Ag Innovation Pitch Competition is Jan 31 at 3 p.m. at inside the east entrance to Hy-Vee Hall. You can watch six ag-tech startups pitch their latest ideas to help producers manage their farming operation more effectively. The winning company receives a $20,000 prize. This competition is presented by Farm Credit Services of America along with Advantage Capital, Figured, Innova, Iowa AgriTech Accelerator, Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, Midwest Growth Partners and Open Prairie.

• New mobile interactive floor plan, an exhibitor list, and product category directory are available.

• The new mobile responsive website can be accessed at iowapowershow.com.

• A total of 99 new exhibitors will be showing their wares and technology at this year’s show.

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