Triumph of Ag 2017

Over 1,000 booths with over 200,000 square feet of Exhibit space of the latest technology will be showcased at the 51st Annual TRIUMPH OF AGRICULTURE EXPOSITION Farm & Ranch Machinery Show, Wednesday, March 8th and Thursday, March 9th at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.

Regarded as the Area's Largest Indoor Short-line Farm Machinery Show, the EXPO has become a tradition for area farmers, ranchers, stockmen, and their families to come to the show and ask questions directly to the leading farm manufacturers and suppliers for ways to improve their farm operation right before spring fieldwork begins all at one time and under one roof. The Seminar schedule is listed below and provides a chance to learn more about some of the new products and services available at the Show. The Farm Show is open Wed - from 9 AM to 4 PM and Thursday 9 AM to 3 PM.

Bob Mancuso, Jr , the Show’s Director, says, “Farming today is more challenging and Midwest farmers are interested in keeping up with the changes and ways to increase their profits and yields per acre while reducing their costs.” The Triumph of Ag Expo offers a one stop opportunity to see and compare hundreds of hands - on demonstrations from the newest farm machinery to the day-to-day supplies and product information that's available for today’s farming decisions. The TRIUMPH OF AG EXPO is proud that they have been able to keep the Admission to the Show FREE for the past 50 years. Advance Free admission tickets can be obtained from County extension agents, farm machinery and equipment dealers, or at the CenturyLink Center Omaha’s door. There are over 4,500 parking spaces on site right at the convention center entrance.

At no other time this spring will area farmers be able to see all these agricultural suppliers indoors at one time and under one roof than on these two days at the Triumph of Ag Expo. Brent Pohlman, from Midwest Laboratories, said “Many first-time visitors cannot believe the wide selection of products on display and the tremendous opportunity for savings at the Show”. The Triumph of Ag Expo has something for every kind of farm operation, including tillage equipment, planters, monitor and control systems, soil testing equipment, mowers, cattle chutes, augers, fertilizers, various seed hybrids, feeders, tanks and pumps, hay moving and handling equipment, plows, combines, computers and software, tractors and many more agricultural products and services for today's farmers and ranchers.

Bob Mancuso, Jr., said, “This year there are many show features. There will be antique tractors and equipment from the Camp Creek Threshers and the Elkhorn Valley Antique Power Association.

THE TRIUMPH OF AGRICULTURE EXPOSITION Farm & Ranch Machinery Show is produced by Mid-America Expositions, Inc., sponsored by the Mid-America Farm & Ranch Machinery Council and is a member of the North American Farm Show Council consisting of the top 25 shows in the nation.

TRIUMPH OF AGRICULTURE ANNUAL AGRI- AWARD

The Triumph of Agriculture Exposition established the Annual “Agri-Award” as part of Nebraska’s Centennial Celebration, in 1976 to recognize outstanding organizations and individuals that have contributed to the Agricultural Development in the Midwestern area. This year’s winner is Terry Hejny. Director of the Nebraska LEAD Program. He will receive the award at the Opening Day Luncheon on Wednesday, March 8, at 12 Noon at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.

Past “Agri-Award” Recipients

'16 - Greg Ibach - Nebraska Dept of Agriculture

'15 - Mogens Bay - Valmont Induistries

14 - Bill Northey - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

'13 - Leif Magnusson -President, CLAAS

'12 - Greg Heckman - President & CEO, Gavilon, Inc.

’11 – Howard G. Buffett

‘10 – John Fonda – John Day Company and

Terry Twiestmeyer – Twiestmeyer & Associates

'09 - John McCoy - Orthman Manufacturing

’08 – Dave Heineman - Nebraska Governor

’07 - Rick Parod - Lindsay Corp.

‘06 – Roger R. Wehrbein - Nebraska State Senator

’05 – Sherman O. Berg – Aksarben

’04 – All Farmers and Ranchers

’03 - Mike Johanns –Former Nebraska Governor, Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and former US Senator

’02 - Roger Flemmer – Former KFAB Farm Director

’01 - Bryce P. Neidig – Former President Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation

‘00 - Tony Raimondo – CEO, Behlen Manufacturing Company

1999 – Martin A. Massengale – President Emeritus, Director of the Center for Grassland Studies

’98 - Ben Nelson – Former Nebraska Governor and now U.S. Senator

’97 - Larry E. Sitzman – Former Director of Nebraska Department of Agriculture

’96 – Ronald E. Vavrina – CEO, Vavrina Implement Company

’96 – Matthew “Bud” Fleischer – Fleischer Manufacturing Company

’96 - Jere W. Fonda – Former CEO, John Day Company

’95 – Jerome Warner – Former Nebraska State Senator

’94 - Bob Kerrey – Former Nebraska Governor & U.S. Senator

’93 – Edward T. Robinson, Jr. – President of J.C. Robinson Seed Company/Golden Harvest Seeds

’93 – Willard “Bill” Waldo – President of Waldo Farms

’92 – Robert L. Peterson – Former Chairman, President and CEO, IBP, Inc.

’91 – Virginia Smith – Former Member of Congress

’91 - Carl T. Curtis – Former Member of Congress & U.S. Senate

’90 - Charles M. Harper – Former Chairman of the Board & CEO – Con Agra, Inc.

’89 - Dr. Ronald W. Roskens – Former President University of Nebraska –Lincoln & CEO, President & Director of Agency for International Development – Action International, Inc.

’88 - Clayton Yetter – Former U.S. Trade Ambassador & Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

’87 - Warren Nielson – Former KFAB Radio & KMTV Farm Director

’86 - Robert K. Fensler – Nebraska Farmer

’85 - Robert B Daugherty – Valmont Industries

’84 - Roman L. Hruska – Former U.S. Senator

’83 - Glenn H. LeDioyt – LeDioyt Land Company

’83 - Hugh L. Tinley – Farmers National Company

’82 - Ed Zorinsky – Former Omaha Mayor & U.S. Senator

’81 - Taylor Snow – The Snow Company

’80 - Leroy Barry – Midwest Retail Farm Equipment Dealers Association

’79 - Dick Becker – Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben

’78 - Leonard Fleischer – Fleischer Manufacturing Company

’77 - Don Ringler – Former Omaha World-Herald Farm Editor

‘76 - J. J. Exon – Former Nebraska Governor & U.S. Senator

THE TRIUMPH OF AGRICULTURE EXPOSITION Farm & Ranch Machinery Show is produced by Mid-America Expositions, Inc., sponsored by the Mid-America Farm & Ranch Machinery Council and is a member of the North American Farm Show Council.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT

BOB MANCUSO, JR.

MID-AMERICA EXPOSITIONS, INC. * 7015 SPRING ST, OMAHA, NEBRASKA 68106-3518

(402) 346-8003 * FAX: (402) 346-5412

bmancuso@showofficeonline.com * www.showofficeonline.com

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