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Indiana-Illinois Farm Show set for Dec. 15-17

INDIANAPOLIS -- When the 37th annual Indiana-Illinois Farm & Outdoor Power Equipment Show moves into the west pavilion of the state fairgrounds, Indianapolis, for its annual 3 day run, Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 15-17, it will give area farmers the opportunity to see everything that's needed for their farm for the next planting and harvesting. The show will feature over 350 companies showing everything that's new; long line from your John Deere, Case and Cat dealers, short line, seeds, supplies, chemicals, livestock equipment, grain handling, storage, buildings, replacement parts and all the new technologies so vital for profits from computer software to GPS systems, plus great displays of self-propelled sprayers, seed tenders and an outstanding selection of outdoor power equipment.

This year's show will give area farmers a chance to see some of the newest trends in ag first hand, and a great many of them are in technology, attempting to make everything more efficient.

There are over 20 new companies exhibiting at this yearʼs event, most in the 10x10 booths, where new companies are showing their products that are designed to save time and money for the farmer. Among the larger new companies exhibiting will be Farmet a.s. from the Czech Republic . They will be presenting their first exhibit ever in the united states at this yearʼs show. They plan to display the softer 20 ps disc harrow, a 20ʼ cultivator and a 13ʼ subsoiler. They will soon be opening an office in Indiana, and the show is very proud to have this fine European company displaying for 2015. Among those companies exhibiting for the first time who are from Indiana, is solid rock farms of Remington and they are displaying a wide variety of equipment and supplies for the farmer. Included, among many, are the products of Richway Fertilizer Systems, the Climate Corporation and Schaffert Manufacturing.

The show will also have an outstanding free seminar series hosted by Gary Truitt of Hoosier Ag Today. Seminars will begin at 11 am daily EST. The Tuesday seminar will be "Boosting Yields, Cutting Costsʼ" by a panel of experts. Wednesday will be "predicting the unpredictable" , the weather and commodity prices. Meteorologist Ryan Martin will look at weather trends for the 2016 growing season and he will be followed by Dr. Chris Hurt with his market outlook, a must for area farmers. The closing day seminar, on Thursday, Dec. 17 will feature a panel of market advisors on "making money in a down market."

Show hours are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on closing day, Thursday, Dec. 17. Show admission is free but there is a $5 per vehicle fee to park on the fairgrounds.