Heat doesn't dampen Farm Progress success

Published 08/29 2013 03:59PM

Updated 08/30 2013 09:31AM

Update: 6:05 pm
DECATUR -- Organizers at the Farm Progress Show hoped to break some records, but one thing stood in the way; the heat. Organizers say it forced a lot of people to stay home.

They're still proud of the numbers clocking in near 100,000 in three days, though. 600 exhibitors were there to show off cutting edge technology which organizers say makes it a win.

The Farm Progress Show is heading to Boone, Iowa, next year.
Original: 3:59 pm
DECATUR -- The Farm Progress Show is shutting down on its third and final day. Now organizers are tallying up the numbers to figure out if they broke the attendance record they were hoping to.

No attendance records were broken this year. Organizers say one thing is to blame; the heat. This week has had some of the hottest temperatures we've experienced all summer. They were expecting big numbers because crops weren't ready for harvest.

Assuming farmers weren't busy, organizers thought they'd all show up here. But, there was still a great turnout with close to 100,000 people from more than 50-countries and 600-exhibitors. Organizers are still calling it a "win." If you missed this year, it's moving to Iowa next summer.


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