The show known as the "Super Bowl of
Agriculture" returns to a Vermilion County site, approximately five
miles from the Earl Bass farm, the site of the first show. The
golden anniversary event unites the area's Peter Gernand and Scott
Clark families' farm operations to host what is expected to be among
the most memorable Farm Progress Shows ever. A combined 1,800 acres
from these two farming operations offer an exceptional showcase for
the massive exhibit field, field demonstrations and open-air concert
This annual show is set to host
hundreds of exhibitors displaying new farm equipment, tractors,
combines, seed and crop protection products, and many other
production items. Ag manufacturers and suppliers from across the
country and around the world are set to participate. This year's
show features added focus on the latest agricultural high-tech
equipment, including computer-controlled guidance systems, satellite
imagery, GPS-based management systems and a long list of
state-of-the-art information and technology available for today's
Field demonstrations are a show
mainstay and include side-by-side equipment, tractor and combine
performance comparisons on the more than 800 crop acres available
for corn and soybean harvesting, tillage and tiling demonstrations
and -- new this year -- high-tech equipment demonstrations and
hands-on learning sessions. Demonstrations run 9 a.m. to noon and 1
to 4 p.m. each show day.
Live cattle-handling demonstrations
include the newest cattle chutes, equipment, animal health products
and work techniques and are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
each show day. The Young Pro Ropers and Farm Progress' own "horse
whisperer," Craig Cameron, also perform daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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Family entertainment is featured
throughout the day in the Farm and Fireside tent, with speakers,
demonstrators and entertainers. Presenters include horticulturist
Tom Cummins from The Apple House, Terre Haute, Ind.; Joanna Lund
with her healthy cooking demonstrations modeled from her Iowa Public
Television series; comedians Beck and Robertson; and others. There
will be special appearances by Captain Stubby on Tuesday and
Wednesday, and this is his 50th show too!
The Crafts Tent is a favorite shopping
stop for home decorations, clothing, novelties, collectibles, art
and other craft items. Hearty meals, tasty treats and refreshments
are available at the show.
Morton Buildings, celebrating its 100th
anniversary this year, is building a special stage for two country
music concerts adjacent to the show site's northwest corner.
Excitement is already brewing for this new show facet. Country music
star Brad Paisley performs Tuesday, Sept. 23, and 2000 CMA Duo of
the Year Montgomery Gentry is set for Wednesday, Sept. 24. Concerts
are open-air, general admission with lawn seating and take place
after the farm show closes at 5 p.m.
The show site is located three miles
north of Henning, and Henning is approximately 15 miles north of
map.) Show admission is $7 for adults, $3 for ages 13-17, and
ages 12 and under are admitted free. Parking is free. Montgomery
Gentry and Brad Paisley concert tickets are $12 for each evening's
concert. Discounted advance show and concert tickets are
available from Big R stores and First National Bank of Danville,
by calling (866) 279-7469 toll-free, or
The show exhibit field is open to
visitors from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is welcome to the show
The show is hosted by Prairie Farmer
and Indiana Prairie Farmer magazines.
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