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AGRICULTURE

Jerrod Niemann performing at 2014 Farm Progress Show

Jul 29, 2014

BOONE — The 2014 Farm Progress Show and the Iowa State Center present Jerrod Niemann, with special guest Craig Campbell, in an outdoor concert Aug. 27 at the newly renovated ISU Harvester Plaza in Ames.

The concert is held in conjunction with the 2014 Farm Progress Show Aug. 26-28 in Boone and is sponsored by Syngenta featuring Golden Harvest and NK Seeds.

“The Farm Progress Show and Iowa State Center, along with presenting sponsor Syngenta, are excited to host a concert again this year,” said Don Tourte, vice president of Penton Farm Progress. “This is an event that everyone enjoys — Farm Progress Show exhibitors and visitors. We’ve presented many concerts though the years and this is our first in conjunction with the Iowa State Center.”

“Our customers and country music fans will be in for a real treat,” said Eric Boersma, head of corn seed product management, Syngenta.

Concert gates open at 5 p.m. Craig Campbell is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Following by a 30-minute intermission, Jerrod Niemann is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.

The general admission, lawn seating concert will be held on the ISU campus in Ames east of the Farm Progress site.

Ticket price is $28. Tickets are available at the Iowa State Center Ticket Office and Ticketmaster Centers.

Concert admission is separate from show admission. No ticket refunds or exchanges will be given.

The Farm Progress Show is the nation’s largest outdoor farm show. Highlights include side-by-side field demonstrations of combines, tillage tools, and precision agriculture products.

The Farm Progress Show includes an 86-acre exhibit field filled with more than 600 exhibitors. Exhibitor displays from the nation’s leading large and shortline equipment manufacturers, seed and crop protection companies, educational institutions, livestock equipment manufacturers and many additional agriculture input suppliers are showcased at the show each year.

Field demonstrations are a show mainstay. Each show day, field demos include side-by-side tillage techniques, GPS and precision equipment, and tractor and combine performance comparisons on hundreds of corn acres available for harvesting. Live cattle-handling demonstrations include the newest cattle chutes, equipment, animal health products and work techniques. Additionally, the show features restored antique machinery, arts and crafts displays, horse training demonstrations and entertainment.

The show is a learning opportunity for producers and includes a wide variety of marketing, management and production seminars.

Farmers and ranchers from around the nation and world attend the event.

The 2014 Farm Progress Show takes place in Boone. The exhibit field is open to visitors 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26-27 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 28. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for ages 13-17 and free for ages 12 and under. Discounted advance adult admission tickets are available on the show’s website, www.FarmProgressShow.com.

The concert is a separate event and a separate admission ticket is needed.

For a full schedule of events and more information, visit www.FarmProgressShow.com.

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