With 120 booths and over 2,000 attendees, the 35th Annual Northwest Iowa Ag Outlook presented me with my first great opportunity to help the Spencer Community put a face to the new name on air at KICD.
I had so much fun getting to meet so many people throughout the event and get to see and learn more about the various vendors that had booths there. Going into the event, I didn’t know what to expect but leaving from it I realized that it reminded me of a consolidated and indoor version of the Farm Progress Show.
It blew me away with how many people came through the door that day. Coming from a place where agriculture isn’t a staple of the community and is rarely talked about in general, it was very refreshing to see such an interest from everyone there. And on top of that, I learned so much more about the different agricultural vendors that call Northwest Iowa home.
As a soon to be Iowa State alum, one of my favorite parts of the day was getting to visit with the Iowa State University and Extension booth. I enjoyed being able to visit with a familiar color scheme and also see how my university still works daily to make an impact in the community here as well as throughout the state. Illinois doesn’t have a program like this set up with any of their schools that work so hard to be a continued resource whether you’re a graduate of the university or not.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of this year has in store for me and how much I’ll continue to learn about this agriculture community. Hopefully it’ll all be as great as my first Ag Outlook!