We were pleasantly surprised this year by the number of Ontario and Canadian farmers and friends who dropped by our Farms.com booth at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.
We have posted several of our pictures in the photo gallery of the very large out door farm show and demo....several times larger than Woodstock.
For those people who have not attended Farm Progress, it is rotated between two permanent sites between Boone, Iowa - 15 minutes east of Ames, Iowa and 45 minutes north east of Des Moines which is prettty much in the center of Iowa. The second location is Decatur, Illinois, 3 hours south of Chicago.
It is a large three day event where hundreds of thousands of farmers and agri business people attend and exhibit much the same way as the companies do in Woodstock.
Farms.com has an office in Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and it School of Agriculture so we have some support when we attend the Iowa Farm Progress Show.
One of the main attractions for the FPS is the number of companies that exhibit their latest products, technology and services. One comment from a farmer in Ontario was he wanted to find a particular farm implement and wondered if it would be there, after walking through the show he found 8 different makes of the implement and was able to look them all over, talk to the manufacturer reps and figure out which tool would work best for him on his farm.
Here are some photos from the FPS
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock. Drop by and say hello.