Photographer Harlen Persinger lets his camera lens catch a variety of scenes during the Farm Progress Show held at Decatur, IL.
1. Early start
Important tips to see a farm show better and faster: plan your day ahead of time; get an early start; pace yourself; and park smart to save walking time.
2. Bean bag toss
A spirited game of bean bag toss might earn some youngster a memorable prize.
3. Memorable motorcycle
Dekalb rolled into its 100th year anniversary by building a commemorative motorcycle. The one-of-a-kind bike will tour for a year before being auctioned to the highest bidder.
4. Friends who are hams
There’s no better way to ham it up at a show than getting into the spirit and delivering the message of your booth.
5. Looks fishy
A world globe comprised of cans of chunk light tuna highlights a unique message to help rural America combat food insecurity.
You have to admire how FFA members represent their organization.
7. Really big
Build it and they will come! One company certainly has some bragging rights for showing off its mammoth planter.
8. Comfy seats
Farmers know that comfy seats are a true luxury when spending long days handling spring planting and harvest chores.
9. Up in the air
The Kinze gain cart and American flag are always airborne.
10. Getting the scoop
New equipment rollouts are the norm rather than the exception.
11. Time to remember
Attending a farm show is like a rite of passage. It's always a special day to remember — seeing some of the biggest, best and most fascinating tools and sights in agriculture.