More new companies will be on hand to greet you at the Indiana-Illinois Farm Show in more than a decade. Many of them are smaller companies that believe they have products that will help farmers survive in a tough economic climate, notes Richard Sherman, show manager.
This will be the 39th annual run for this show. It’s held in the West Pavilion, also known as the cattle barn, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on 38th Street in Indianapolis. Dates for this year’s show are Dec. 13-15.
“When the farm economy is very good, you see more machinery, and they take up the bulk of the space,” Sherman says. “When prices are low and money is tight, then you see the smaller companies rush to be in the show, as they believe they have the products that will give the farmer the best possible return on his investment.”
There will still be plenty of equipment to see at the show, he assures potential visitors. The show will fill 170,000 square feet of indoor space.
Among many new companies exhibiting this year, are Alternative Ag Services, Biodyne Midwest, Bunge, N.A., CGB Diversified Services, Clark Farm Drainage, Dynamic Tuning Specialists, Exapta Solutions, Kleenflow, Sharp Trailers, M&K Truck Center, Roll Rite, Indy Tools, Stoller USA and System Scale.
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time on Dec. 13-14, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 15. The show is free; however, it costs $5 per vehicle to park on the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
The Purdue University Extension Service will also be exhibiting at this year’s show. Free seminars will begin at 11 a.m. each day. For more information about the show, visit indiana-illinoisfarmshow.com or call 843-686-5640.