Farm Show Recap

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What a great mid-winter vacation! We headed to Louisville with good friends Doug and Angie on Thursday and spent the next couple of days checking out the latest in farm machinery, crop innovations, and of course, the tractor pull championships.

After three days of walking and sitting through 4 tractors pulls, my muscles definitely got a workout. Angie and I have decided we're going to have to go through training before hitting the Louisville Exposition Center next year.

There were SO MANY exhibits with lots of cool things to see (and cool people too, right Adrienne?). I didn't get a lot of pictures - there were so many people, but here are few of the highlights.

The tractors pulls were AWESOME - there were so many great tractors there from 20 different states and the Netherlands. That's right, the Netherlands. "Turnin' it Loose" came in second in the finals after a fantastic pull off with with Elnino. We also were able to see one of the top young pullers...who happens to be a girl...this weekend. Jessica Jacks is only a senior in high school, but has had a very successful year. Unfortunately, she finished second in the finals, but had a great qualifying round.

See here for complete results of the tractor pull. Now, does anyone want to sponsor a SuperFarm tractor for Ron and Doug next year?


Adrienne said...

Nice pictures of the JD planter. There were so many people when I was there I couldn't get a good picture...but I think you accurately captured the size of that monster!! Good to see you! Hope you do come again next year! :)

Farming Fabulously said...

Your pic's turned out really good. It looks like you all had a great time!