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What’s on stage in the FPS Hospitality BuildingWhat’s on stage in the FPS Hospitality Building

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the markets and popular ag shows during your Farm Progress Show visit.

Holly Spangler

August 16, 2023

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Max Armstrong (right) and Mike Pearson
ON STAGE: Catch “The Noon Show” with Max Armstrong (right) and Mike Pearson, sponsored by USB, in the Farm Progress Show Hospitality Building.Photos by Holly Spangler

Want to rest your feet while learning ideas for marketing this year’s crop or evaluating tech investments? Check out the ADM Stage in the Farm Progress Show Hospitality Building for a variety of speakers and topics:

Boost your marketing skills. Jacqueline Holland, Farm Futures grain market analyst, will look at factors leading to a wild marketing year so far. She’ll cover supply-and-demand fundamentals that are shaping grain prices, along with weather challenges, production prognostications and more.

While there, get details about the 2024 Farm Futures Business Summit in January, where you can boost your marketing skills.

Catch a few stars. Don’t miss “The Noon Show” on the Hospitality Building stage, sponsored by ADM. Get ready to laugh with hosts Max Armstrong and Mike Pearson, and get the inside scoop from their notable guests. The show is sponsored by the United Soybean Board. Armstrong will also record the next edition of “This Week in Agribusiness,” from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 29.

In addition, catch a few segments of “The Best of the Farm Progress Show” as they’re recorded on Aug. 29 and 30. Experience the behind-the-scenes fun of making a high-quality TV show.

See conservation winners. On Aug. 31, swing by for the Leopold Conservation Award ceremony, which recognizes farmers who emphasize sustainable conservation to improve their business and community. The award is sponsored by the Sand County Foundation, American Farmland Trust, IL Corn and the Illinois Soybean Association. This year’s winners will receive a $10,000 prize.

Jacqueline Holland speaks at the Farm Progress Show

ADM Stage schedule

8 – 9:30 a.m. “Best of Farm Progress Show”
10 – 10:30 a.m. Farm Futures market update
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. “The Noon Show,” sponsored by USB
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Governmental affairs (Aug. 29 and 30 only)
2:30 – 5 p.m. “This Week in Agribusiness” (Aug. 29 only)The 2023 Farm Progress Show is Aug. 29-31 in Decatur, Ill. Learn more at FarmProgressShow.com.

About the Author(s)

Holly Spangler

Senior Editor, Prairie Farmer, Farm Progress

Holly Spangler has covered Illinois agriculture for more than two decades, bringing meaningful production agriculture experience to the magazine’s coverage. She currently serves as editor of Prairie Farmer magazine and Executive Editor for Farm Progress, managing editorial staff at six magazines throughout the eastern Corn Belt. She began her career with Prairie Farmer just before graduating from the University of Illinois in agricultural communications.

An award-winning writer and photographer, Holly is past president of the American Agricultural Editors Association. In 2015, she became only the 10th U.S. agricultural journalist to earn the Writer of Merit designation and is a five-time winner of the top writing award for editorial opinion in U.S. agriculture. She was named an AAEA Master Writer in 2005. In 2011, Holly was one of 10 recipients worldwide to receive the IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Ag Journalism award. She currently serves on the Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation, the U of I Agricultural Communications Advisory committee, and is an advisory board member for the U of I College of ACES Research Station at Monmouth. Her work in agricultural media has been recognized by the Illinois Soybean Association, Illinois Corn, Illinois Council on Agricultural Education and MidAmerica Croplife Association.

Holly and her husband, John, farm in western Illinois where they raise corn, soybeans and beef cattle on 2,500 acres. Their operation includes 125 head of commercial cows in a cow/calf operation. The family farm includes John’s parents and their three children.

Holly frequently speaks to a variety of groups and organizations, sharing the heart, soul and science of agriculture. She and her husband are active in state and local farm organizations. They serve with their local 4-H and FFA programs, their school district, and are active in their church's youth and music ministries.

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