The second largest indoor farm show in the country is set to open Tuesday, Dec. 8, and run through Thursday, Dec. 10, at Lincoln, Nebraska.
While Kentucky boasts the biggest such farm spectacular, the ninth annual Nebraska Power Farming Show will be filled with ag-related products and services utilizing all five linked buildings providing 9.2 acres, that’s 400,000 square feet, of indoor displays, at the Lancaster Event Center, according to Cindy Feldman, director of marketing for the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association, show coordinators.
“Demand for booth space was tremendous once again, and there are 80 companies on the waiting list wanting to participate,” Feldman said. “The show will feature 2,284 booths, including more than 60 new exhibitors.”
The latest electronics, precision ag technology and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are sure to be a main attraction with four companies displaying either copter or airplane type UAVs.
“New federal regulations of UAV will be reviewed during the seminar Wednesday morning, Dec. 9, at 11 o’clock,” Feldman informed
Computer software programs are rapidly changing to enhance usefulness to the agriculture community and will be emphasized during the show with detailed information on precision farming techniques and 3D Printing to put the equipment into real life perspective.
“Demonstrations of these important tools for farmers will be ongoing throughout the show with full intent in the long haul to help farmers save money and make money,” Feldman said.
Agriculture production depends on water, and manufacturers have developed electronics to monitor moisture levels which will be of special interest to many farmers, especially those who face issues with water use regulations.
Thus, a water usage seminar has been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 8, at 2:30.
“Farmers love to see what’s new for the farm, and equipment to be unveiled at the show this year include a new “quad-trac” tractor, anew fertilizer applicators and new more efficient planters,” Feldman said.
Show hours are 9 to 5, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 8-9, and 9 to 3, Thursday, Dec. 10. Admission and parking are free.