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Agriculture exhibit to take over National Mall on National Ag Day

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Agriculture equipment manufacturers and industry leaders around the Washington, D.C., area are gearing up to showcase how innovation enables sustainability — all able to be seen in the heart of the nation’s capital.

Association of Equipment Manufactures’ (AEM) Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall — set for Monday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — will take place outside the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s headquarters between the Smithsonian Museums and will feature America’s farmers, ranchers, and agriculture innovators on the cutting-edge of science and technology. National Agriculture Day, of which AGDAILY is a sponsor, is celebrated on March 22. 

“AEM is pleased to provide a forum for showcasing these fascinating displays of the innovations that are enabling modern agriculture to sustainably provide for a growing world, as it will serve as an opportunity to help educate policymakers on the sustainability of today’s producers,” said AEM Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs Nick Tindall.

On display will be innovations in such product categories as: combines, seed traits, aerial application, data management, in-field conservation practices, creative chemistry, tractors big and small and much more. All of the exhibits will feature the advancements that drive American agriculture’s long history of producing more while shrinking its environmental footprint.

“Bringing the agriculture community together around National Ag Day to tell this important story could not happen at a more critical time, as USDA is in the process of developing its Climate-Smart Agriculture & Forestry Partnership Program and environmental sustainability continues to be hotly debated in Congress and the media,” said Tindall. “Highlighting how innovation enables sustainability will be vital to ensuring policies allow farmers and ranchers to produce and innovators to innovate.”

The exhibits will showcase the latest in:  

  • Equipment technology 
  • Bio-products
  • In-field conservation practices
  • Chemistry
  • Plant genetics
  • Data analytics

Exhibit descriptions include:

AGCO

Equipment on display: 

  • Project Xaver Planting Robot 
  • Fendt Rogator 937H Series Self-Propelled Applicator
  • Fendt 1162 Vario MT Series Track Tractor 
  • Massey Ferguson 8S Series Tractor with Triple Mower Attachment
  • Massey Ferguson 2860E Series Utility Tractor
  • Hesston by Massey Ferguson WR Series Windrower with Mower Conditioner Head
  • Learn about soil compaction, fuel efficiency, precision spraying, and the future of autonomous planting.

Bridgestone

  • The exhibit will highlight the future of mobility and where tire technology is going over the next 10-20 years and how tires contribute to sustainability. 

Case IH

Equipment on display: 

  • AFS Connect Magnum Tractor with Planter  
  • Learn about soil compaction and modern planting.  

CLAAS 

Equipment on display: 

  • Jaguar Forage Harvester 
  • Learn about modern harvesting.  

DeLaval

Equipment on display:  

  • VMS milking robot trailer  
  • Learn about the automated milking process and how the data produced for increased efficiencies leads to stronger sustainability practices on today’s dairy farms. 

GEA

Equipment on display: 

  • ProManure Lagoon Pump
  • Learn about manure collection, separation, and precision application. 

John Deere

Equipment on display: 

  • X9 Combine with 50ft header  
  • 7R Tractor w/ Large Square Baler  
  • Self-Propelled 120ft Boom Sprayer 
  • Learn about profitability and sustainability of farms, and the practice of less intensive farming with precision technology.  

 Kubota 

Equipment on display: 

  • M7 Tractor  
  • Celebrate Kubota’s 50th Anniversary and learn how they’re powering the American dream while speaking with members of the Farmers Veterans Coalition.  

Kuhn 

Equipment on display: 

  • SLC126 Trailed Manure spreader 
  • Learn about in-field sensor data collection and the utilization of data to improve sustainability.   

 Lely

Equipment on display: 

  • Astronaut AS Robotic Milking System  
  • Learn about animal welfare and the environmental benefits of robotics.  

Mahindra

Equipment on display: 

  • Max Series Compact Tractor 
  • 5100 Series Compact Tractor 
  • 1600 Series Compact Tractor 
  • Mahindra NASCAR 
  • Learn about the improvements of engine emissions in agricultural equipment.  

New Holland

Equipment on display: 

  • T7 Heavy Duty Tractor with PLM Intelligence 
  • Learn how farmers can use precision technology with the tractor to fine tune inputs and manage implements and equipment.  

Grower, ag products and science exhibits will be provided by:

  • AgGateway
  • Agricultural Retailers Association
  • Alliance for Science
  • American Farm Bureau Federation
  • American Seed Trade Association
  • American Soybean Association
  • Clean Fuels Alliance America
  • Corn Refiners Association
  • CropLife America
  • Growth Energy
  • National Ag Aviation Association
  • National Corn Growers Association
  • National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
  • National FFA Organization
  • National Hemp Association
  • National Wheat Growers Association
  • North American Millers Association
  • Plant Based Products Council
  • The Fertilizer Institute
  • United Soybean Board
  • USA Rice Federation
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