35th Hawkeye Farm Show Set to Feature the Latest in Ag Products and Services

Hawkeye Farm Show March 1-2-3, 2022
9AM – 4PM UNI-Dome
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa – The Hawkeye Farm Show is set to run March 1-2-3, 2022, with more than 200 exhibitors featuring over 1000 agricultural products and services. The 35th annual event is hosted on the
campus of the University of Northern Iowa in the UNI-Dome. The event is expected to bring thousands of area ag producers from Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Admission and parking are free.
A key theme for the 2022 Show is technologies that increase production and also reduce waste and lower expenses. Advanced precision farming techniques will be featured, as well as products and
systems to manage and balance soil fertility. The latest GPS technology will be on display, along with the latest in equipment, tools, seed, chemicals, and management software. Seminars by ISU Extension, Free Coffee & Rolls, and Great Prizes In addition to exhibits, ISU Extension Service and Outreach will be providing in-person agricultural seminars each day at 11:00AM and 1:00PM in the Alumni Room. The seminars are free to attend and feature new topics each day, including Dr. Chad Hart’s Ag Market Outlook for 2022 and Beyond, presented on Wednesday at 1:00pm. The full seminar schedule is available at The website also features an interactive show floor plan, provided by Grinnell Mutual.

Free coffee and rolls will be provided until 10AM each day, sponsored by Farm Credit Services. Attendees can also register for a chance to win $1,000 in Showbucks, given away at 1:00PM each day.
Showbucks can be used as cash to purchase merchandise from farm show exhibitors.

“We are excited to be hosting the 35th Annual Hawkeye Farm Show. The show is a great opportunity to check out the latest in agricultural products and services from more than 200 exhibitors.” stated Show
Manager, Scott Guttormson. “And once again, we have a great line-up of in-person seminars from ISU Extension Service. With free admission and parking, free coffee and rolls, and opportunities to win, it’s a great reason to visit Cedar Falls,” he added.
The Hawkeye Farm Show runs March 1, 2 & 3, 2022 (Tue, Wed, Thu) at the UNI-Dome on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Admission and parking are free. Show hours are
9AM – 4PM each day. For additional information, go to or contact Scott
Gutttormson at (507) 437-7969.


The Hawkeye Farm Show is produced by Midwest Shows Inc., producer of six annual agricultural tradeshows hosted in Peoria, IL; Tulsa, OK; Vermillion, SD; Sioux Falls, SD; Cedar Falls, IA; and
Oklahoma City. For additional information on Midwest Shows events, visit
Daily Events Schedule
Tuesday, March 1
8:30-10am: Free coffee & rolls (Arena floor)
9am: Exhibits open
11:00am: ISU Extension & Outreach Seminar: The Farm and the Nursing Home: Plans, Powers and Financing.”
Melissa O’Rourke & Jeannette Mukayisire, Farm Management Specialists,
Alumni Room
1:00pm: $1,000 Showbucks drawing
1:00pm: ISU Extension & Outreach Seminar: Transition the Farm to the Next Generation
Kelvin Leibold, Farm Management Specialist, Alumni Room
4:00pm: Show closes
Wednesday, March 2
8:30-10am: Free coffee & rolls (Arena floor)
9am: Exhibits open
11:00am: ISU Extension & Outreach Seminar: Land Price Rental Rates

Wendong Zhang, Associate Professor of Economics, Alumni Room
1:00pm: $1,000 Showbucks Drawing
1:00pm: ISU Extension & Outreach Seminar: Ag Market Outlook for 2022 and
Dr. Chad Hart, Economist, Alumni Room
4:00pm: Show closes
Thursday, March 3
8:30-10am: Free coffee & rolls (Arena floor)
9am: Exhibits open
11:00am: ISU Extension & Outreach Seminar: Maximizing the Value of Manure Nutrients
Brian Dougherty, Field Agricultural Engineer, Alumni Room
1:00pm: $1,000 Showbucks Drawing
4:00pm: Show Closes



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     By the early 1930s, the ranch also incorporated Milking Shorthorn genetics, to augment milk production and carcass quality. They could immediately see that the three-way hybrid was far superior to the two-way crosses. The final composite ended up at roughly 50% Bos indicus and 50% Bos taurus (25% Hereford and 25% Shorthorn).

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