Des Moines, Iowa – November 10, 2015: No need to travel to Louisville, Kentucky to see a large indoor farm show when the next biggest indoor show is right in your backyard in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The 9th Annual Nebraska Power Farming Show, presented by Farm Credit Services of America and AgDirect, is filled with ag-related products and services, and utilizes all of the buildings at the Lancaster Event Center. The Event Center consists of five linked buildings providing 9.2 acres (400,000 sq. ft.) of indoor displays.
“The demand for booth space was tremendous once again. Currently, there are over 80 companies on the waiting list,” says Tom Junge, show director. “We try to utilize the space the best we can to accommodate the number of companies that want to attend.” This year, the show will have 2284 booths and feature more than 60 new exhibitors. “For many of these new companies, this is their only appearance in Nebraska.”
Due to limited space, show management focuses on having only ag-related displays and seeks out top quality exhibitors. “This year we wanted to look at the latest electronics/precision ag technology and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” says Junge. The show will have 4 companies displaying either copter or airplane type UAVs. Attendees will also find many new electronics and apps designed to add convenience and provide more information to producers.
Throughout the show, 360 Yield Center will demonstrate the production of its 360 CHAINROLL prototype using a 3D printer. “Many of the innovations in ag equipment come from farmers,” states Junge. “3D printers will allow them to more easily bring their concept to life.”
In addition, the show emphasizes equipment displays. “Farmers and ranchers don’t want to come to a show to look at literature. They want to kick tires,” states Junge.
The timing of the Nebraska Power Farming Show is what makes it so popular. Farmers and ranchers come from across the region to take advantage of enticing year-end buying specials. Just as they come to buy, the exhibiting companies are looking to sell. Junge says, “It creates a real exciting atmosphere for both sides.”
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Admission and parking are FREE. Nebraska Farm Bureau members are encouraged to stop by the Nebraska Farm Bureau booth (#2524) on Wednesday for a FREE Farm Bureau cup (with FREE refills) and t-shirt (while supplies last).
The show is produced by the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association in conjunction with local Nebraska and Iowa farm equipment dealers. This year the show is sponsored by: Diamond Sponsors – Farm Credit Services of America & AgDirect; Platinum Sponsor – Bayer CropScience; and Gold Sponsors – Nebraska Farm Bureau and Stine Seed.