Wednesday we traveled to the Farm Progress Show near Boone, IA with our visitors from Brazil. Innovation and efficiency were definitely on display at the 2014 Farm Progress Show. Our time was spent analyzing new technologies in machinery, production practices, and crop genetics. In the picture below several visitors inspect ears of corn and estimate yield potential with Hawkeye Community College Professor Dave Grunklee.
The group planed to return to the Farm Progress Show on Thursday, but due to inclement weather and lightning the show was canceled while our visitors were in route to the show. The group made the best of the day and visited the Bass Pro Shop and made many additional shopping stops. Friday will be spent touring agribusinesses in the Cedar Rapids area before the group flies to Chicago for the weekend. We wish the group safe travel as they return to Brazil Sunday evening. We had a fantastic time hosting the group and we will miss you all! Here is a closing photo of the group at the Farm Progress Show.