Celebrating the Growth of the National Farm Machinery Show Over the Last 50 Years


What started out as a local equipment show in Kentucky in 1966 has grown and evolved over 50 years to become the National Farm Machinery Show — the largest indoor show of its kind in the United States.

Real Agriculture’s Shaun Haney is in Louisville, Kentucky, right now covering the massive event. He had a chance to talk to Corinne Fetter, executive director of expositions with NFMS, about this year’s very special 50th edition of the show.

In the interview below, Fetter shares some staggering stats in regards to the show — from exhibitor numbers, to the number of acres under roof, and on to the incredible number of attendees the show expects to host over four days.

You’ll also hear about companies that have been involved with the show from the very beginning, and how the addition in the late 60s of the now extremely popular tractor pull has been a key driver of the show’s success.

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Check out our coverage from the 2014 National Farm Machinery Show here.

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