Getting ready for the Big Show

Slideshow: Pulling together the details for more than 600 exhibitors is a big job, with a lot of details; take a look at some of these pre-start preps for the 2017 Farm Progress Show.

Pressure washers, rags, tire-shine, telescopic handlers, forklifts and skid-steer loaders were hard at work in Decatur, Ill., Monday as the final touches were being put on the site for the 2017 Farm Progress Show. This "world's fair of agriculture" brings together more than 600 exhibitors for a massive three-day event.

We took a look under the hood ahead of the show to offer you a glimpse what some of what it takes to put this show on. Of course, we have a little fun along the way. Check out this prep diary for the show.

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