Iowa Ag Expo

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February 2-4, 2021
Iowa Events Center | Des Moines, IA

Established in 1910, the Iowa Ag Expo – the third largest indoor ag show in the United States – will host nearly 1,950 booths spanning 7.7 acres, 3 buildings and 7 floors across the Iowa Events Center. This pure ag expo will feature the best ag has to offer, from big iron, precision ag, aerial imaging and livestock production, to inputs, data management and more.

The Facts:

  • 3rd largest indoor ag show in United States
  • 7.7 acres of exhibit space (335,000 sq. ft.)
  • 760 companies represented from 29 states and 4 Canadian provinces

Attendees:

  • Average farm acreage: 1,160 acres
  • Crop profile: Corn – 97.5% | Soybeans – 92.6% | Hay – 35.6%
  • Livestock profile: Cattle – 30.2% | Hogs – 9.3% | Dairy – 2.9%
  • From Iowa, northern Missouri and southern Minnesota

Pure Ag:

  • Major manufacturers: Case, AGCO, John Deere, New Holland and Kubota
  • Shortline manufacturers: tillage, planting, hay & forage, sprayers, seed handling and grain handling equipment
  • Precision ag electronics, crop imaging & data analysis
  • Biologicals & micronutrients
  • Livestock equipment
  • Agricultural buildings
  • Ag service providers: commodity brokers, farm management, insurance and more


Hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Admission:
$10 with a $5 discount available at iowaagexpo.com

Parking:
FREE parking and shuttle
Iowa Cubs Principal Park (9 blocks south of Wells Fargo Arena on 3rd St.)

Paid parking
Vets Parking Lot (entrance off 3rd St. or 5th St. from I-235)
7th St. Parking Ramp (exit 7th St. from I-235)
5th Ave. & Keo (exit 5th St. from I-235)

Contacts:
Tom Junge, Expo Director | 515.223.5119
Channon Timm, Expo Assistant | 515.223.5119
Cindy Feldman, Marketing Director | 515.223.5119

VISITOR INFORMATION

Q. Is there an admission fee to attend the Iowa Ag Expo?
A. Admission to the Iowa Ag Expo is $10.00 for adults [register online at iowaagexpo.com and save $5.00 off admission]. Admission is FREE for students showing a valid student ID and all children under 14 years of age.

Q. What are the hours of operation for the Iowa Ag Expo?
A. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm [Tuesday and Wednesday] and 9:00 am – 3:00 pm [Thursday]

Q. Are student groups welcome to attend the Iowa Ag Expo? 
A. Absolutely! Plus, high school students (and younger) get in FREE. Feel free to call 800.622.0016 to let us know your group is coming to the show. We recommend that buses drop students off at Wells Fargo Arena at the 2nd Street entrance.

Q. What is the cost of a show program?
A. Iowa Ag Expo programs are FREE and are available at the main entrance of every building, as well as each information booth.

Q. Where do I find information and maps at the Iowa Ag Expo?
A. Visit iowaagexpo.com for the latest maps and show information. In addition, four information booths stocked with show programs, maps and information will be dispersed throughout the show grounds. Any last-minute changes can be found at these information booths as well.

PARKING

Q. Where can I park?
A. Park for FREE at the Iowa Cubs-Principal Park [1 Line Drive] with FREE shuttle service to the show! Paid event parking is available in the parking lot north of the Community Choice Convention Center, the 5th Street parking ramp, and the 7th Street parking ramp.

Q. Is handicapped parking available? 
A. Yes. Handicapped parking is located in the parking lot adjacent to the north side of the Community Choice Convention Center.

Q. Is there RV parking?
A. RV parking is allowed in the far lot north of the Community Choice Convention Center. Contact the Iowa Events Center at 515.564.8000 for specific details and fees.

Q. Is shuttle service provided?
A. The Iowa Ag Expo runs a FREE shuttle service every 10-15 minutes from Iowa Cubs-Principal Park to Wells Fargo Arena all three days of the show.

FACILITY INFORMATION

Q. Can I bring my pet to the Iowa Ag Expo?
A. No pets are allowed except service animals, which must be leased at all times.

Q. Can I rent a scooter and/or wheelchair at the Iowa Ag Expo?
A. Scooters and wheelchairs are not available to rent. However, you are welcome to bring your own to the show.

Q. What food is available on site?
A. There are a variety of food options available in each building, ranging from BBQ sandwiches, pizza and taco salads, to chicken strips, hamburgers and more. Stop by any information booth for a complete listing of food options and locations at the expo.

Q. Is first aid available on site?
A. First aid stations are located at the northeast corner on the main level of the Convention Center, northeast corner of Wells Fargo Arena and the Hy-Vee Hall pre-function area.

LOST & FOUND

Q. What do I do if have lost something during my visit at the Iowa Ag Expo?
A. All items found and turned in to the Iowa Ag Expo staff will be taken to the Iowa Event Center’s main office located in the skywalk level of Hy-Vee Hall. Call 515.564.8000.

Q. How do I find a lost child?
A. Report a lost child to the Iowa Ag Expo office located in Room 321 in the main level of the Convention Center. Staff will then work diligently using phones and radios to locate the child.

EXHIBITOR INQUIRY

Q. What type of exhibitors will be at the expo?
A. This pure ag expo features the best ag has to offer, including big iron, precision ag, aerial imaging, livestock production, inputs, data management and more. A full list of exhibitors and product directory can be found in the show program and at iowaagexpo.com.

Q. I’m interested in exhibiting at the Iowa Ag Expo. What should I do?
A. Fill out an exhibitor application at iowaagexpo.com. This will get your business on the waiting list for future shows. Questions? Call 800.622.0016.

2021

04/29   New Names. Same Great Shows!

2020

01/22    Award-Winning agBOT on Display at 2020 Iowa Power Farming Show
01/22    Powerful Lineup of Seminars Announced for 2020 Iowa Power Farming Show
01/15     Blood Orange Pictures to Bring ‘SILO’ to the Iowa Power Farming Show
01/08    Ag Tech Start-ups Compete for $20,000 Prize
01/01    88 New Exhibitors at Iowa Power Farming Show
12/30    Iowa Power Farming Show: An Agricultural Megastore

2019

01/22    Powerful Lineup of Seminars Announced for 2019 Iowa Power Farming Show
01/15    Ag Tech Start-Ups Compete for $20,000 Prize
01/08   Micro-Nutrients Set This Show Apart From Others
01/01   Now THAT’S a Great Farm Show!


2018

01/26   Powerful Lineup of Seminars Announced for 2018 Iowa Power Farming Show
01/19   Ag Tech Start-Ups Compete for $20,000 Prize
01/12   Show Unveils New Website & Maps
01/05   Now That’s a Great Farm Show!
10/01  Iowa Power Farming Show Expands


2017

01/26   Iowa Power Farming Show Top 10
01/23   Seminars Announced for 2017 Iowa Power Farming Show
01/20   New Companies Keep Show Fresh
01/17   Farmers Never Stop Improving


2016

01/25   Powerful Lineup of Seminars Announced for 2016 Iowa Power Farming Show
01/18   UAVs Land in Des Moines at Iowa Power Farming Show
01/11   360 Yield Center to Demonstrate 3D Printing
01/04   Never Stop Improving


2015

02/02   Powerful Lineup of Seminars Announced for 2015 Iowa Power Farming Show
01/10   MORE POWER to Farmers

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