53rd Annual Show
February 27-28, 2019
CenturyLink Center OMAHA
Wednesday & Thursday
Midwests Largest Indoor Shortline Farm Show
For Immediate Release:
52nd Annual TRIUMPH OF AG EXPO – Farm and Ranch Machinery Show Announces Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts as the 2018 Agri-Award Winner
Over 1,000 booths with over 200,000 square feet of Exhibit space of the latest technology will be showcased at the 52nd Annual TRIUMPH OF AGRICULTURE EXPOSITION Farm & Ranch Machinery Show, Wednesday, February 28th and Thursday, March 1st 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 Wednesday 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 51 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 Iowa State Solar Car Team Prism will be at the Show.
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 Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.
’17 – Terry Hejny – Exec. Dir. Nebraska LEAD Program
’16 – Greg Ibach -Nebraska Dept of Agriculture
’15 – Mogens C. Bay – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Valmont Industries, Inc. Bio
’14 – Bill Northey – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
’13 – Leif Magnusson – President of CLAAS Bio
’12 – Greg Heckman – President & CEO The Gavilon Group, LLC Bio
’11 – Howard G. Buffett – HGB Foundation
’10 – Terry Twiestmeyer – President of Twiestmeyer & Associates
’10 – John Fonda – President & CEO of the John Day Company
’09 – John McCoy – President of Orthman Manufacturing
’08 – Dave Heineman – Nebraska Governor
’07 – Rick Parod, President & CEO of Lindsay Manufacturing
’06 – Roger R. Wehrbein – Nebraska State Senator
’05 – Sherman O. Berg – Aksarben
’03 – Mike Johanns –Former Nebraska Governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
’02 – Roger Flemmer – Former KFAB Farm Director
’01 – Bryce P. Neidig – Former President Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation
’00 – Tony Raimondo – CEO, Behlen Manufacturing Company
’99 – 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 National Farm Show Council.