While most Hoosiers spent the weekend Christmas shopping, many farmers spent the cold days trying to harvest the remainder of their 2018 crop. For many of Indiana’s top farm equipment dealers, the weekend was spent bringing equipment to the Indiana farm Equipment and Technology Expo at the state fairgrounds. The show floor started to take shape on Friday and continued on Saturday as big equipment was strategically placed in the massive building.
Monday will be final set up day with most of the smaller exhibit spaces being arranged. The new computerized registration system will go operational on Monday. This system will be used to track attendance and register attendees who will be eligible to win the Phantom 4 drone. One drone package valued at over $1,100 will be given away each day of the show.
The Purdue Extension drone demonstration site will be set up on Monday along with the cover crop rain simulator from NRCS. Construction has also begun on the seminar area and rural King Coffee shop. The show officially opens on Tuesday December 11 at 9am. Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will kick off the 40th annual event with a special address on the role Indiana is playing in agricultural innovation.