30th Fort Wayne Farm Show kicks off today

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Inside Indiana Business): More than 400 exhibitors will take part in the 30th annual Fort Wayne Farm Show, which kicks off Tuesday.

Show Director Fred Cline says the event is the largest farm show in Indiana and up to 35,000 people are expected to attend this year. He says the variety of agriculture represented in the region continues to make Fort Wayne an attractive spot for the event that draws not only regional dealers, but representatives from various manufacturers.

“This year, drones seem to be one of the really popular items that are being promoted. In fact, we’ve got a seminar going on about the drones this week. Between the GPS system, the drones, we’ve got tractors that are self-driving, we’ve got the carts that are self-driving, it’s really a completely different experience than when Jack Thill started this show 30 years ago. The technology has become just phenomenal.”

The farm show will take place at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and runs through Thursday. Cline says because of its success, he believes the show will continue for at least another 30 years.


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