LINCOLN, Neb. – Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln will host the 12th annual Nebraska Power Farming Show, scheduled for Dec. 4-6, hosted by Farm Credit Services of America and AgDirect.
Spread over 9.2 acres, the Power Farming Show is the second-largest indoor farm show in the country, featuring the broadest mix of ag-related products and services in the Midwest.
“Every year we work hard to come up with new ways to improve the overall show experience,” said Tom Junge, show director. “This year, we are excited to be hosting an Ag Innovation Pitch Competition at the show on Wednesday.”
Attendees at this year’s show will experience several upgrades to facilities, including improved parking and better cellular coverage, to enhance the show experience.
With 95 new exhibitors scheduled, one of the highlights of the show will be the Ag Innovation Pitch Competition, scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. The event will host six ag-tech start-ups, pitching their latest ideas to help producers manage their operations more efficiently.
The competition features a $20,000 grand prize for the best idea. A $5,000 People’s Choice will also be awarded.
The Nebraska Power Farming Show will also feature the Midwest debut of RMAX from Yamaha, an unmanned helicopter sprayer. Originally introduced 1997 in Japan, the RMAX has become the “high-performance standard in remotely-piloted helicopters designed for agriculture purposes,” according to the company website, www.yamahamotorsports.com.
Show hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 4-5, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Admission and parking at the Lancaster Event Center are free.
For additional show information, including directions to the event center, visit nebraskapowershow.com.
The Nebraska Power Farming Show is produced by the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association in conjunction with local Nebraska and Iowa farm equipment dealerships. Sponsors include: Diamond Sponsor – Farm Credit Services of America and AgDirect; Platinum Sponsors – Bayer and Nebraska Farm Bureau; Gold Sponsors – Mitas, Stine Seed Company and Sukup Manufacturing; Siver Sponsor – Heartland Chevy Dealers; and Media Sponsors – Midwest Messenger and Rural Radio Network.