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Farmers set sights on Iowa show

A display at last year's Gordyville farm show near Gifford / CIFN photo.

With the cancellation of the Peoria and Gordyville farm shows this winter, many farmers feel like they’re missing something.

Now they can fulfill that need to attend a show as the Iowa Ag Expo happens this week at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines. Show hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The show has been around since 1910 and was formerly known as the Iowa Power Farming Show.

“We have everything from big iron technology, feed and chem, micronutrients, drones, farm management software – you name it we’ve got it,” explained Cindy Feldman, marketing director for Iowa Ag Expo.

This is purely an ag show, according to Feldman, where you won’t see items like pots and pans or mattresses. It is not so much about horsepower anymore but everything ag.

“Farmers, from what we hear, just really want to be out preparing for the spring planting season,” added Feldman.

Visit for more information and to get $5 off an admission.

To find the center, head toward downtown Des Moines on 235 and take the Iowa Events Center exit at Second Avenue. There will be free parking offered nearby and shuttle rides to the show.


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