Farmers can “Recover, Renew , and Innovate” at the IN Expo

first_imgIndianapolis, IN–The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, presented by American Family Insurance, has announced the theme for the show that will take place December 17-19, 2019 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. “Recover, Renew, and Innovate” will be the focus of the 41st annual show which is expected to draw upwards of 5,000 farmers. “This has been an extremely difficult year for most farmers, and most are looking for things to improve in 2020. We felt that focusing on recovery, renewal, and innovation is the best way to help them get ready to head into a new growing season,” said Gary Truitt, the show’s president.The free, daily, seminar program and the live demonstrations on the exhibit floor are all designed to provide attendees with encouragement, improved management and marketing skills, and innovative ideas and technology to increase and improve production and profitability. The event also provides an opportunity for farmers from across the state to gather, network, share experiences, and encourage each other.American Family Insurance is the presenting sponsor for the event and will have agents from around the state at the show to meet with farmers and help them with a variety of insurance needs. Other features of the show include a workshop on commercial hemp production, a financial management workshop, a grain marketing seminar, a weather and market outlook, certified applicator training, and a roundtable with past and present state and national ag leaders to discuss future policy direction for agriculture.The 140,000 square feet of exhibit space in the West Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds will be filled with the latest production technology in farming and with many cutting-edge products that are just hitting the market. From Big Iron to innovative algorithms, the 2019 Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo will provide producers with just what they need to recover, renew, and innovate.Admission to the show is free. Pre-registration is recommended and can be done quickly at https://indianafarmexpo.com/. Exhibitors interested in securing space at the show should contact show manager Toni Hodson at  800-876-5133, x280.  The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo is a joint venture of MidCountry Media and Hoosier Ag Today, two of the leading agricultural media organizations in the state.last_img read more

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The Latest: Britain hopes to start boxing again in July

first_imgThe British Boxing Board of Control says events would likely be held without fans initially and with an emphasis on “minimal numbers” of officials and broadcast personnel.Anyone at the events will have to have been in pre-fight quarantine and had tests for COVID-19. There will initially be a maximum of five contests in a show.The BBBofC says it continues to follow advice from government and medical authorities.The biggest fight that could take place in Britain in July is Anthony Joshua’s defense of his world heavyweight belts against Kubrat Pulev in London.The fight was initially scheduled for June 20 but was postponed. It could now be held on July 25. The Latest: Britain hopes to start boxing again in July Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___British boxing’s governing body says it hopes fights can be staged from July. April 30, 2020 ___Germany is beginning to roll out coronavirus testing at soccer clubs in the top two men’s leagues in the hope of resuming the season next month.The German league tells news agency DPA the tests will start immediately.The Bundesliga’s plan to resume in May rests on regular testing for players. That is likely to be before they resume full-team training and before each game.Thousands of tests will be needed to complete the season. That has fueled criticism that the plan wastes resources. The vice president of Germany’s public health institute said last week testing should be focused on people who have symptoms or were linked to an outbreak. Associated Press The first eight track meets on the Diamond League circuit have been postponed. Lausanne was the fifth in order of the seven left on the calendar.___The Italian sports minister says the government will create an economic safety net if it orders the Serie A soccer season to be shut down.Vincenzo Spadafora says if the season isn’t allowed to resume “we will assume responsibility so that soccer … has the least damage possible. Because it’s worth remembering that soccer is a big industry in our country.”But Spadafora is still leaving open the possibility that teams can resume training if sports and government officials agree on a proper health protocol. He says resuming training “will have a positive effect on the possible resumption of the season.” ___The Diamond League track meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, won’t happen as scheduled on Aug. 20.Organizers of the Athletissima say they are now looking at “alternative options and formats that could still be considered in order to offer athletes the possibility to compete.”Switzerland’s government has prohibited gatherings of more than 1,000 people until the end of August.Athletissima organizers say “it is currently impossible to allow a high number of people to gather in a confined area.” ___Paris Saint-Germain says there is “nothing official” but didn’t deny that it was about to be declared French league champion.The French season ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic and sports daily L’Équipe says on its website that a decision on the league standings was expected to be ratified by the LFP’s board of directors.The French government called off soccer and rugby leagues in the country on Tuesday and ended plans to resume.The top two divisions in French soccer had 10 rounds of matches left to play. PSG led second-place Marseille by 12 points and played one game less. Marseille stands to qualify directly for the Champions League while third-place Rennes would enter the qualifying rounds. Spadafora adds that if the protocol can’t be agreed on “the government will declare the end of the season.”___The French soccer league has launched a lottery to help raise funds for hospitals and medical staff dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.Fans have a chance to win a signed jersey in exchange for an online donation of 5 euros ($5.40) to the “Tous Unis contre le Virus” (All United against the Virus) campaign.French champion Paris Saint-Germain’s jersey is co-signed by Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani. Dimitri Payet was one of France’s best players when the team reached the 2016 European Championship final and he has signed the Marseille jersey. Houssem Aouar signed Lyon’s jersey.The French league says 2 million euros ($2.2 million) has already been raised through previous fundraising in French soccer.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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