Another Farm Progress Show under my belt. I've covered somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 shows in my farm broadcasting career. The Decatur show was - from a facilities standpoint - far and above the best. Asphalt streets. Real bathrooms. No traffic jams. It was, however, the most miserable from a temperature standpoint that I have yet to experience. When the Farm Progress Show was held later in September, we would often wear winter coats and gloves when doing early morning broadcasts from the show site.
The exhibits have become much more elaborate over the years. I could not pick a favorite, but I did enjoy the interactive Pioneer display. (Did I mention they had cool air pumped in to the back of the tent and used fans to circulate that cool air?)
I posed with Jerry Harrington, Sales Public Relations Manager in front of the ear corn models in the Pioneer tent. The "good ear" is representative of a corn hybrid with the Herculex Extra trait.