Just three weeks ago, we learned that two major outdoor farm shows are off the calendar for 2020, to fill this gap Farm Progress is launching the first ever Farm Progress Virtual Experience, or FPVX. This event will be spearheaded by Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days and run three days, from Sept. 15 to 17.
“The beauty of a virtual event is that we will open the virtual gates on Sept. 15 with a slate of field demos and rich content, but once live, farmers can engage the content all year long,” says Don Tourte, senior vice president of Farm Progress. “With this event the farmer can virtually stroll through more than 500 exhibits in their own time, and each exhibitor will have valuable new information to share.”
The information available in the FPVX will allow farmers to engage a range of content. And searching the exhibitors will be easy because they’ll be sorted into categories.
The event does kick off with something special: “We’re going to have what may be the most extensive field demonstration program we’ve ever conducted with corn harvest, tillage, hay, and cattle equipment,” says Matt Jungmann, events manager for Farm Progress. “And we’ll include a first-look at a range of autonomous tools.”
From videos to easy-to-access brochures, to quick contact information to connect with exhibitors, farmers checking in at FPVX will find the event is almost as information-filled as being on site, organizers said. While you can’t replace all the great parts of a successful live farm show, this new offering — free to anyone who attends — will provide the information to keep up on the newest tools and technology for agriculture.
More information will be available as the show date nears.
“We’re not asking farmers to just sit by their computers, everything we’re producing will work on your smart phone and tablet, so in the heat of harvest when you’re spending long hours on auto-steering, you can see what we have to offer,” adds Jungmann.