New Ag Show Launched by Farm Progress and AgEngage

Ag Engage and Penton Farm Progress Group announce their new Precision Aerial Ag Show (, the first-ever outdoor exposition for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use in agriculture, to be held July 9 and 10, 2014 at Progress City USA, Decatur, Ill.

Progress City is one of the permanent biennial sites of the Farm Progress Show. The PAAS is a cooperative event between Farm Progress Events, Penton Farm Progress' management division for the Farm Progress Show, and AgEngage, a Decatur-based agricultural information company.

UAV technology showcase

Manufacturers and suppliers of UAVs and related equipment for agricultural application will demonstrate their products throughout the two show days. The PAAS will feature exhibitor UAV flight demonstrations which will include control and programming of units, and digital displays of their output capabilities. UAVs are commonly called "drones."

Learning opportunity for farmers

Educational presentations will be scheduled which will feature university researchers discussing UAV agricultural applications, as well as presentations from farmers who have used UAVs on their operations. Additional speakers will discuss current regulations, liabilities, and information of interest to UAV owners and users.

The event will feature numerous exhibits featuring digital software, cameras, and other products and services associated with the operation and use of UAVs.

Growth for Decatur

The PAAS will be another Progress City event that will benefit Central Illinois, drawing attendees from across the Cornbelt through promotion of the show in Farm Industry News magazine, Prairie Farmer and additional Penton Farm Progress print and digital media.  The event will utilize local concessionaires for food and other exposition services, and support the local hospitality industry.

Plan to Attend

The 2014 Precision Aerial Ag Show will be held July 9 and 10 at progress City USA, Decatur, IL. The exhibit field and demonstration areas are open to visitors 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is welcome. For a full schedule of events and more detailed information, visit

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