Great Plains Shows Well in Louisville

Roy Applequist visits with show attendees
Roy Applequist visits with show attendees

With nearly 870 exhibitors and 307,000 attendees on hand for the 2013 National Farm Machinery Show, Great Plains showed its metal (or iron) as traffic on our lot was feverish throughout the four-day exhibition in Louisville, Kentucky. Interest at the Great Plains lot was high for our industry-leading vertical tillage tool Turbo-Max® and, according to Great Plains Vice President of Sales, Tom Evans, another hot topic of discussion was our nutrient application tool, Nutri-Pro®. A totally new approach to fertilizer application, Nutri-Pro is proving effective in the corn industry’s quest for 300-bushel-per-acre corn.

According to a release from the NFMS organizers, this year’s show was one of the most successful in its 48-year history – with more than 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space utilized at the massive Kentucky Exposition Center. Nearly all exhibitor space was sold out one year in advance, with a lengthy waiting list at the start of the show. Besides viewing the latest farm machinery from around the world, attendees could attend seminars and educational workshops on everything from sound farming practices to new trends and innovations in ag equipment.