Max Armstrong notes that the outdoor farm show season has begun, but where did this idea of a big show start? He shares that the popular corn husking competitions may have been the start; but notes that a group of advertisers got the idea of taking the equipment to the field in the fall of 1953 and the farm progress show was born.
Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.
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