New ideas are thriving in agriculture, as seen at this year’s National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 11 -14. Each year the 850 booths at the largest indoor farm show in the country offer up a range of new technologies, innovations and improvements to existing product lines. The 2015 show is no exception. In this gallery we take a look at eight unique finds, from a smaller-scale spreader to an electric comfort brush for cattle.
All photos: Mike Boyatt
Farm Industry News staffers landed in Louisville today to meet up with Team FIN farmer Daryl Bridenbaugh and walk through the National Farm Machinery Show halls as exhibitors put the finishing touches on their booths. Bridenbaugh and wife Peggy spent the day getting a sneak peek at the new equipment they found interesting throughout the show. Here’s a look at what caught their attention.
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