One sure sign summer is coming to a close is the annual Farm Progress Show. It’s an event employees at Corteva Agriscience™ look forward to every year, because it gives those who attend the chance to meet farmers and retailers from all over the country, and even the globe.
This year, Corteva sent teams from multiple crop protection businesses, as well as from Pioneer Seeds. Those teams were among the thousands of people who descended upon Decatur, Illinois for the three-day show in late August.
Those who visited the Corteva tent got to enjoy the beautiful backyard patio where they could relax and converse, fill up on free water and play games like Jenga and corn hole. After the long days, Corteva welcomed more than a few weary travelers looking to take a load off.
Inside the Corteva tent, many attendees enjoyed the interactive cash grab experience on behalf of TruChoice, where participants won a variety of prizes. In addition, a magician was on hand, as well as a balloon animal artist, which were big hits for all the tent’s visitors.
Just a few doors down, visitors could drop in on the Pioneer booth where they learned more about the very latest in seed, planting and scouting technology.
Both booths had stages featuring talks and presentations throughout the three days of the show. One particularly popular presentation was a panel of Enlist™ weed control system growers at the crop protection booth. The three farmers spoke and answered questions about their experiences growing Enlist E3™ Soybeans. Enlist Field Specialist Dan Puck led the conversation.
Overall, the Corteva crop protection and Pioneer seed experts met with hundreds of growers during the three-day show. The experts talked with those growers about the challenges they faced in 2019 and gave them advice for harvest and 2020 planning.
It was a great event and we’re already looking forward to next year in Boone, Iowa.