Iowa farmers are known for their creative abilities in solving problems in the field using spit, bailing wire and elbow grease. Those farmers have until June 1st to enter the 2006 Inventor’s Challenge as part of this summer’s Farm Progress Show in the Amanas. Show spokeswoman Dena Jensen says the best inventions will be put on display with cash prizes for the top three.
Jensen says “We all know the inventive nature of farmers and how, out of necessity, they’ve come up with a lot of ways to be able to do their jobs better and more efficiently.” She says she’s already gotten an array of interesting inventions, anywhere from crop production to livestock operations.
Jensen says the goal is to seek out and exhibit the most ingenious and imaginative ideas created by farmers. She says it can be very elaborate and in-depth or it can be something very simple that just makes everyone’s life a little bit easier. Jensen says entries must be original creations and should be a concept that could easily be incorporated into any farming operation.
She says the Inventor’s Challenge offers maximum exposure for farmers’ exceptional ideas that might otherwise not be noticed by the agricultural community. She says the top ten new products or inventions will go on display at the show, which runs August 29-31st in Amana. That Thursday the final winners will be announced with three-thousand dollars for the top prize, 15-hundred for second place and 750-dollars for third prize.
A panel of qualified judges will review all entries and select the top ten finalists. Those ten entries will then be displayed at the show and visitors will vote on them. For more information, surf to “www.farmprogressshow.com”.
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