“The corn is not matured enough for this show. The corn looks good - it’s just not mature enough yet,” Jungman said. “Despite the best efforts of our host farmers, field demonstration corn planting was delayed due to the wet/cold spring; most of the corn was planted on May 15. Had temperatures through June and July been average to above average, we would have had no problem harvesting corn in normal moisture ranges.
Jungman said that machinery will be displayed in a runway show to replace the demonstration. The runway show will also have activities and fun for the crowd.
The Farm Progress Show also works to give back to the communities who host the show. A food drive will be held during the event with a goal of 10,000 pounds of food for local food pantries. Monsanto and the Warren Buffet Foundation have pledged matching funds which could potentially bring in $20,000 to the pantries.
An auction will also be held to benefit Illinois and Indiana FFA programs.
The exhibit field is open to visitors 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for ages 13-17, and free for ages 12 and under. Discounted advance adult admission tickets are available now on the show’s website, www.FarmProgressShow.com. The website also features a full schedule of events