The 2011 Farm Progress Show will be the epicenter of new product launches for major equipment makers when the event opens in Decatur, Ill., Aug. 30. The show, which is already sold out and has a waiting list, will offer visitors a wide array of new product details from equipment to crop protection products.
The event, which runs from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 offers visitors 100 acres of exhibit field space, paved roads and 300-plus acres of field demonstration space. This year a wide range of exhibitors are upgrading their locations and visitors will notice the changes.
Show Manager Matt Jungmann was in Decatur recently managing site details and he met with David Brown from WAND-TV. Brown, who covers the show for the station, quizzed Matt on a number of issues regarding the 2011 show and what visitors can expect. Each time the show returns to Decatur, visitors are pleasantly surprised by the improvements they find.
This is the first in a series of videos we'll be featuring on the site as different communication partners work to tell the story of the 2011 event. You can watch the video using the player below; catch a glimpse of some of the early work going on and hear what Jungmann says about the 2011 event.
If you want to keep up on the show check out tweets on Twitter at Twitter.com/FPShow or follow the show on Facebook.
We'll feature more information about demo plot planting, the crops that'll be on hand and other information in the next few weeks. The 2011 Show, which is the fifth at the Decatur, Ill., permanent biennial site, will the biggest ever at that location. Make plans now to attend. And keep up on what's happening at the show by visiting FarmProgressShow.com regularly.