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What’s on stage in Hospitality Building at Farm Progress Show

Photos by Holly Spangler Matt Jungmann and Max Armstrong on stage in the Hospitality Building at the 2019 Farm Progress Show
ON STAGE: Catch recording segments of “This Week in AgriBusiness” with Max Armstrong (right) and special guests like Matt Jungmann, national events director for Farm Progress.
Meet editors and Master Farmers, and watch Max Armstrong in action — all at the Hospitality Building.

Looking to rest your feet and be entertained during your visit to the Farm Progress Show while also learning ideas for marketing this year’s crop or evaluating tech investments? Check out the ADM Stage, located in the Prairie Farmer and Indiana Prairie Farmer Hospitality Building, for a variety of notable speakers and topics. The Hospitality Building is located at Sixth Street and Central Avenue.

Boost your marketing skills

Farm Futures market analyst Jacqueline Holland takes a look at the factors that have led to a wild marketing year for grain so far in 2021. She’ll discuss ongoing supply-and-demand fundamentals that are shaping grain prices, along with weather challenges, production prognostications and much more.

Holland will join in a discussion with Farm Futures senior editor Ben Potter at 10 a.m. daily in the session “Mastering Markets in the Year Ahead.” The mini-seminar will also include a look at input costs, farmland value trends and a sneak peek of what to expect in 2022.

While there, get details about the 2022 Farm Futures Business Summit, where you can boost your marketing skills. The annual seminar will be presented in January by Farm Futures and industry experts.

Meet the editors

Meet the editors from Prairie Farmer, Indiana Prairie Farmer and other Farm Progress brands, including Holly Spangler, Tom Bechman, Sierra Day and Willie Vogt. Hear about what they’re covering, share story ideas and listen to a few stories from the editorial trench. On hand will be editors from Indiana Prairie Farmer, American Agriculturist, Wallaces Farmer and, of course, Prairie Farmer.

Catch a few stars

Don’t miss “The Noon Show” on the Hospitality Building stage, sponsored by ADM. Get ready to laugh with host Max Armstrong and get the inside scoop from his notable guests. “The Noon Show” is sponsored by the United Soybean Board. Armstrong will also record the next edition of “This Week in AgriBusiness” on the stage from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 1.

In addition, catch a few segments of “The Best of the Farm Progress Show,” as they’re recorded all three days of the event. Experience the behind-the-scenes fun of making a high-quality TV show.

Prairie Farmer Master Farmers

Swing by the Hospitality Building on Sept. 2 for a first-ever Farm Progress Show presentation of the Prairie Farmer Master Farmer awards. Prairie Farmer editorial staff will recognize both the 2020 Master Farmers and the 2021 Master Farmers. Call this one a pandemic pivot, since the magazine was unable to formally recognize the winners in either March 2020 or March 2021. Join us for a celebration of some of the best farmers in Illinois!

2020 Master Farmers Ted Mottaz, Joe Pickrell, Susan and John Adams, Dale Hadden sitting around table

MASTERS: Coming to the show on Thursday? Come by the Hospitality Building at 1:30 p.m. to meet the 2020 Master Farmers — Ted Mottaz, Joe Pickrell, Susan and John Adams, and Dale Hadden — and hear the announcement of the 2021 Master Farmers.

The 2021 Farm Progress Show is Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 in Decatur, Ill. Learn more at

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