DES MOINES — The Iowa Power Farming Show features a broad mix of ag-related products and services found in the Midwest. Spread across nearly 8 acres, the third largest indoor U.S. farm show will be held Jan. 29-31 in Des Moines, Iowa.
“The Iowa Power Farming Show is an agricultural megastore,” Tom Junge, show director, said in a news release. “With 740 companies on hand representing 58 product and service categories, farmers and ranchers will find everything they need to increase profits, lower input costs and improve productivity.”
And nearly 75 of those companies are new to the Iowa Power Farming Show in 2019, he said.
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 29-30, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Parking and shuttle are free at Iowa Cubs-Principal Park. Farmers may register online at iowapowershow.com to save $5 off the $8 admission.
Show highlights include:
Ag Innovation Pitch Competition
On Jan. 30 at 2:30 p.m. in Hy-Vee Hall, watch ag tech start-ups pitch their latest ideas to help producers manage their operations more effectively. The competition, emceed by Andy Petersen (WHO Radio host), will culminate with the winning company receiving a $20,000 prize.
The competitors will be:
- AgVend: Allows farmers to purchase crop production inputs and services online directly from ag retailers in their community.
- FarrPro: Creates energy-efficient and effective piglet heating solutions.
- Rabbit Tractors: Builds autonomous, mobile, multi-purpose, swarm-capable and high-ground clearance farm production tractors for pre-harvest activities.
- Rantizo: Creates a targeted drone spraying platform that utilizes electrostatic technology to safely and precisely deliver cartridge-dispensed agrichemicals when and where they are needed.
- SwineTech: Utilizes AI and sensor- based technology to reduce pig deaths.
New to the Midwest
Be one of the first to see Yamaha’s RMAX — an unmanned copter sprayer — in the lower level of Hy-Vee Hall.
Filming its third season on RFD-TV, FarmHer, which shines a light on women in agriculture, has become the second-highest rated RFD-TV rural lifestyle show and earned a 2017 Cynopsis Award for best family-focused reality series. Find FarmHer host Marji Guyler-Alaniz on the lower level of Hy-Vee Hall, Booth #6200.