With snow on the ground and freezing cold weather, many farmers might be looking for something to do besides plot strategy for spring. Some 20-thousand farmers from a half-dozen Midwest states are expected to visit central Iowa this week for the Iowa Power Farming Show. Tom Junge is the show’s director.

Junge says the show’s in its 52nd year but over the past few years, they’ve really expanded things. He says more than 20-million dollars worth of farm equipment will be spread over nearly six-acres of floor space. He says some 540 companies from 26 states and six Canadian provinces will showcase their products at the Des Moines show tomorrow (Tuesday) through Thursday.

Junge says so many manufacturers are coming to this show as Iowa’s the heart of agriculture. He says farmers can attend a number of seminars on topics including: commodity marketing in the new bio-fuels environment, financial management, precision agriculture, and new product features. He says 72 new exhibitors will be showing off their equipment at this year’s event, being held in the downtown Iowa Events Center.

He says there are four floors in three buildings with three floors virtually all equipment displays, so all of the major companies will have their combines there along with at least 60 new products, all in the farm equipment category. For more information, surf to " http://www.iowapoershow.com ".