54th Annual Show
March 4-5, 2020
CHI HEALTH Center OMAHA
Wednesday & Thursday
Areas Largest Indoor Short-line Farm Show
For Immediate Release:
54th Annual TRIUMPH OF AG EXPO – Farm and Ranch Machinery Show
FOR YOUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW PROGRAMS FEATURED AT THE AREA’S LARGEST AGRICULTURE EXPOSITION IN OMAHA, MARCH 4-5, 2020
One of the Area’s premier indoor farm events, the TRIUMPH OF AGRICULTURE EXPOSITION will be held March 4-5, 2020, at the CHI Health Center – Omaha, 10th and Capitol Avenue, just off I-480. The 54th Annual Farm and Ranch Machinery Show will once again be filled with the latest agricultural innovations, equipment and supplies with more than 500 displays for farmers, ranchers, and their wives to meet experts all on one level of over 150,000 square feet in the state-of-the-art CHI Health Center – Omaha. Since 1967, the Triumph of Ag Expo has been regarded as one of the finest indoor farm shows. The 2020 Expo is your opportunity before spring planting to save time and money, improve operations, yields, safety, efficiency and find the latest solutions. In this challenging industry, the Annual Omaha Show is convenient for farmers to attend with Free Admission, which it has offered for over 50 years. This year’s Show is also bringing back the popular Free Parking at 13th & I-80, Omaha Zoo exit, with continuous Free Shuttle to and from the Expo’s front door.
“The Triumph of Ag Expo is always packed with lots of new improvements and helpful information” says Brent Pohlman from Midwest Laboratories. At no other time this spring will area Farm Operators be able to see this much farm equipment and technology on display. The 2020 Expo is excited to have RFD TV coverage leading up to and during this year’s Expo. New features for the first time include a designated area showcasing “Innovations in Farming.” “It’s an excellent opportunity to see all types of Short-Line farm equipment, new products, labor and time saving ideas all under one roof,” says Mike Mancuso, the Show’s Producer. “The Triumph of Ag Expo is the best place for farmers to find answers for what they do control while taking advantage of the new technologies with hands-on experience. New feature this year will be continuous demonstrations of Drone and new technologies.
The 2020 Show will offer expanded Educational Sessions with present hot topics with industry experts which include:
“2019, a Year of Extremes – What to expect in 2020” Presented by State Climatologist, Martha Shulski from the University of Nebraska
“Where are the Values Concerning Equipment, Land Sales & Land Rent going?” Presented by Mike Fujan from BigIron Realty
“Regenerate Nebraska – Building Nebraska Agricultural Communities from the Ground Up” Presented by Graham Christensen from GC ReVolt
“Solar and Wind for Agriculture – A Look at both and which way to go” Presented by Michael Shonka from Solar Heat and Electric
Ben Hellbusch, from Busch Equipment of Columbus, Nebraska and Council Board Member said, “The 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.
If you are interested in agriculture and farming, this year’s Expo is the place to be on March 4-5, 2020. Exhibits are open 9 AM to 4 PM on Wednesday and 9 AM to 3 PM on Thursday. In addition to all of the latest equipment, products, and services, see antique farm tractors and equipment, and enjoy special programs. THE TRIUMPH OF AGRICULTURE EXPOSITION FARM & RANCH MACHINERY SHOW is produced by Mid-America Expositions, Inc. and is sponsored by the Mid-America Farm & Ranch Machinery Council with members including Doug Carr – University of NE Foundation – Nebraska Agri-Business, Mike Hansen – RFD TV, Clare Duda – Douglas County Commissioner, Farmer, Karla James – KFAB 1110 AM, Ron Roskens – Global Connection, John Hansen – NE Farmers’ Union, Deanna Ray – Midwest Messenger, Ben Hellbusch – Busch Equipment, Brent Pohlman – Midwest Laboratories – Omaha Agri-Business, Bob Mancuso Jr.– Omaha Agri-Business, Carrie Duffy – Greater Omaha Chamber – Ag Council, Roger Wehrbein – Nebraska State Senator – Farmer, and Chris Sidles – Farm Market ID.
For Additional Information, Please Contact:
Mike Mancuso, Show Director
Mid-America Expositions, Inc.
7015 Spring Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68106-3518 – (402) 346-8003 Fax (402) 346-5412
TRIUMPH OF AGRICULTURE 2019 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 Steve Nelson – President from Nebraska Farm Bureau.
’19 – Steve Nelson – President from Nebraska Farm Bureau
’18 – Pete Ricketts, Governor, State of Nebraska
’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.