If you want to attend an indoor farm show, the granddaddy of them all is the Louisville Farm Machinery Show. It started on Feb 15 and runs through Feb 18. The show is held on the grounds of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.
You can reach the fairgrounds off I-65 South on the southern edge of Louisville. Due to construction headaches, allow for possible delays as you approach the bridge over the Ohio River on the Indiana side on your way to the show. Unfortunately, there is not good way to avoid reaching the show by this route if you're coming from south-central, central or northern Indiana.
Admission to the show is free, but there is a parking charge, payable at the entrance gates to the show. All buildings within the fairgrounds will be filled with exhibits. Tractor pulls inside Freedom Hall on the grounds are also held in conjunction with the show. Tractor Pull events do require tickets.
Most major companies will have corporate representation at this show. There are also many shortline companies, plus seed and chemical companies with displays and booths. Some companies typically announce new products here, fi those products weren't ready for introduction at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, ill., last September.
Farm Progress editors will comb this show, and bring you new products that have been added to the market since the Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days, another Farm Progress Show held in Nebraska in September. More than 120 new items found at these shows have already appeared in Indiana Prairie Farmer.A special emphasis will be placed on finding new products or updates on the latest products for precision farming, including auto-tracking and auto-control systems. Look for these new products in an upcoming use after the Louisville show.