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Getting set at AG CONNECT

  • Setting up the show

    Setting up the show

    Prior to the kickoff of the 2013 AG CONNECT Expo and Summit, Agriculture.com took a tour of the floor during set-up on Monday to get a flavor of the big international machinery show.

  • Big new iron

    Big iron

    This year's event has drawn a record number of exhibitors and attracted an array of machinery innovations, including the giant Tribine combine.

  • Inside the machine

    Inside the machine

    AG CONNECT provides a place for farmers and ranchers to network with engineers, dealers and other ag professionals to get an inside look at the technologies on display.

  • Lighting up the place

    Lighting up the place

    Many of the displays will enable attendees to get a close look at the inner workings of the equipment, as is the case with this Krone Comprima variable chamber round baler.

  • Will it fit?

    Will it fit?

    By late afternoon, workers were still scrambling to piece together the displays. This Zurn Profi Cut Whole Crop header was having a hard time making the turn down its aisle.

  • International flavor

    An international scene

    Exhibitors from around the globe were getting set for the Midwest U.S. gathering place, including a team from Betek, a German manufacturer of agricultural parts.

  • Italian flavor

    Italian flavor

    Folks around the Italian Pavilion also were getting organized for the Preview Day on Tuesday.  

  • Made in China

    Made in China

    A representative of the Hangzhou Donghua Chain Group Company, a OEM supplier of agricultural harvest chains, was seeing to the assembly of her booth.

  • Livestreaming

    Ready for livestreaming

    Agriculture.com's Justin Davey and Jason Meeker get set for the livestreaming video of the week's programs at the AG CONNECT center stage, which is being presented by Successful Farming magazine.

  • Leading lights

    Leading lights in ag

    Center stage activities this week will feature producers, farmer inventors, women in agriculture, and leading manufacturer representatives, discussing trends and innovations in agriculture.

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