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Bringing life to a virtual event

The Around Farm Progress Podcast takes a deeper look at the upcoming Farm Progress Virtual Experience

What does it really mean when farmers can't make the trip to big fall farm shows for 2020? They'll get the opportunity to experience equipment and exhibitor information in new ways.

The news that the Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days were canceled for 2020 brought disappointment not only to farmers, but to the Farm Progress team including the events staff and editors. But that didn't mean less work, it meant creation of an entirely new event. And the premier of the Farm Progress Virtual Experience – or FPVX – is set for September 15. But what does that mean?

In this episode of Around Farm Progress, we talk with Mindy Ward, editor, Missouri Ruralist who has been working on a unique project geared toward helping all exhibitors bring their information to life in the new virtual show.

And Matt Jungmann, events manager, Farm Progress, shares just how his team is working to recreate – as close as possible – the field demonstration experience farmers have come to know and love. And he offers a sneak peek at a unique piece of equipment that will be on hand for a special ride and drive experience.

Check out this latest episode to earn more about the Farm Progress Virtual experience and visit to register.

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The Farm Progress Virtual experience will provide farmers access to experiences that are almost like being on site.

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