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Ramping up for 'Fieldwork'

It's that time of year again - summer flies by so fast. For wheat producers harvest is mainly over and combines will...

It's that time of year again - summer flies by so fast. For wheat producers harvest is mainly over and combines will be rolling again for grains and oilseeds. We mark our years by the machines in the field.


We're getting excited here at Farm Progress for our two big farm shows - Farm Progress Show in its new Boone, Iowa home, and Husker Harvest Days, in Grand Island for its 31st year. We mark our calendars by the start of these big shows almost like farmers.


For our show team this time of year is hectic, but it's a cooperative event. While they're toiling away to make sure you have the best visitor experience at the show; editors put together information you can use at the show in the program, in the magazine, and on the Web. Today's show visitor can know a lot more about what's coming by just visiting the Web site for an event.


Whether it's schedules for the day, special events on tap, or camping information, the sites for these shows offer up plenty of information. Show staff and editors work closely to make sure visitors have the information they need.


You're reading this blog on our new Web sites, where we will be providing you more information opportunities and special services into the future. There's no shortage of useful information available to you thanks to the Web.


As you ramp up for fall field work, and head for the shows to see about what to buy for next year's crop, we'll try to keep you covered. The "blog" version of Farmer Iron will aim to be more timely, with thoughts from events I attend, conversations I have and other issues that cross my desk.


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