Farm Progress Show canceled due to spikes in COVID-19 cases
The 2020 Farm Progress Show has been canceled, just one day after organizers committed to having the event. However, due to an increase in coronavirus cases in several states, the show will not go on this year.
The show, which was set to be held in Boone, Iowa in September, gives farmers from around the country a chance to see new tools and discuss trends with industry experts and fellow farmers.
“Within days of our commitment to hold both farm shows, more than half the United States saw a significant spike in new cases of COVID-19,” said events managers Matt Jungmann. “We have a multi-generational audience that travels from all across the country and around the world to attend the shows and based on that we felt it better to reconsider the traditional show for 2020 to prioritize the safety of all. Our community’s safety is our priority, always.”
Farmers have been mixed on whether or not they will attend trade shows this year. In Agriculture.com poll, 44 percent said they would while 39 percent said they will not.