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Visitors watch an equipment demo at the Iowa Power Farming Show
POWERFUL LINEUP: In addition to machinery and technology exhibits, 16 educational seminars are planned.

Iowa Power Farming Show set for Jan. 28-30

Third-largest indoor farm show in the U.S. features the latest in farm machinery and technology.

The Iowa Power Farming Show each year features a broad mix of ag-related machinery, products and services. The 2020 edition, with more than 740 companies exhibiting, is Jan. 28-30 in Des Moines. The three-day show, held downtown at the Iowa Events Center, is the nation’s third-largest indoor farm show. 

The 740 companies on hand will represent 60 product and service categories. This year’s show features 88 new exhibitors. Highlights include: 

Purdue University’s agBOT. Displayed on the Wells Fargo Arena floor, this autonomous machine can identify plants, destroy weeds and fertilize crops, all while navigating a field. The 2019 first-place agBOT Challenge winner has the potential to decrease not only the overall cost of a farm operation, but also negative environmental impacts and issues with farm labor shortages. 

Ag Tech Innovation Competition. On Jan. 29 on the east end of Hy-Vee Hall, you can watch five ag tech startups pitch their latest ideas to help producers manage their operations more effectively. A $20,000 grand prize and $5,000 People Choice Award will be presented. The pitch contest starts at 2 p.m. inside the east entrance. The five startups participating in the ag tech pitch contest are: 

  • The AgButler platform provides on-demand jobs, giving farmers access to a high-quality labor. 
  • FeedX is a one-stop shop to buy, sell and make feed decisions. 
  • Mercaris provides market data, analytics and an online trading platform for the identity-preserved ag sector. 
  • My Dairy Dashboard connects data sources (dairy management, feed, milk processor and weather) in one place. 
  • Sentinel changes the way swine producers monitor performance and animal well-being using artificial intelligence and computer-vision technology. 

Exclusive showing of film “Silo.” The movie will be shown from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at the east end of Hy-Vee Hall.

Show seminars 

In addition to seeing and learning about the latest in farm machinery and technology on display, you can hear leading experts deliver practical advice. A total of 16 educational presentations are scheduled, starting Jan. 28:  

  • “When Your Farm Succession Hits, Will Your Farm Divide? Or Will it Grow?” 
  • “Treat Rented Land Like Your Own: Start a Conversation with Your Landlord” 
  • “Hemp and Its Emerging Industries”  
  • “Solar Power: Does It Make Sense for You?” 
  • “Family Farm Succession Planning: Be Remembered for the Planning You Did, Not the Planning that You Didn’t Do”  
  • “Transform Marketing Struggles Into Revenue Management Success” 

Sessions scheduled for Jan. 29: 

  • “Family Farm Succession Planning: Be Remembered for the Planning You Did, Not the Planning that You Didn’t Do”  
  • “Treat Rented Land Like Your Own: Start a Conversation With Your Landlord”   
  • “Hemp Cultivation”  
  • “Bridging the Gap With Innovative Technology for the Grain Industry” 
  • “Weather Outlook 2020”  
  • “Transform Marketing Struggles Into Revenue Management Success” 

Sessions conclude on Jan. 30: 

  • “When Your Farm Succession Hits, Will Your Farm Divide? Or Will it Grow?” 
  • “Weather Outlook 2020”  
  • “Tracking: Farm to Finished Product”  
  • “Transform Marketing Struggles into Revenue Management Success”  

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28-29, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 30. Parking and shuttle are free at Iowa Cubs/Principal Park. Farmers may register 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 and Nebraska farm equipment dealerships. 

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