FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The 31st annual Fort Wayne Farm show returned to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Tuesday morning.
The three-day event will occupy the Coliseum from Jan. 14-16.
The farm show features approximately 1,100 booths presenting the latest farm technology, as well as the area’s largest variety of farm machinery equipment according to Tradexpos.
“This is a way where farmers can actually come in and touch it and feel it without feeling any pressure,” said Don Datema, a vendor with EasyFix: Livestock Comfort.
Farmers across Northeast Indiana can attend to learn best practices and techniques ahead of the 2020 growing season.
Leon Albright, a Northeast Indiana farmer, hopes that the upcoming growing season brings a similar yield of crops without the same weather.
“Well we all saw the same thing, water,” Albright said, “We planted thirty days late yet we were blessed with 200 bushels of corn an acre.”
Educating farmers on how to handle poor growing conditions is an important point at the Farm Show in the wake of a 2019 growing season that was full of rain.
The farm show will also feature daily educational seminars from Northeastern Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Purdue Cooperative Extension.
In an attempt to invest in the next generation of farmers The Indiana Future Farmers of America will be auctioning off donated items to attendees, and all proceeds will be donated to The Indiana FFA Scholarship Foundation.
Having fun at the Fort Wayne Farm Show
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