AEM Pulls Out of NFMS Venture

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has withdrawn from a proposed collaborative venture with the Kentucky State Fair Board (KSFB) for the National Farm Machinery Show, which was announced in February at the 2017 show.

AEM and KSFB had signed a letter of intent and announced a verbal agreement under which AEM would assist with the management and co-production of the annual indoor farm machinery show which has been held at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville for 52 years. However, according to AEM, “the two parties were not able to reach a final agreement on how to proceed forward and as a result, AEM’s Ag Sector Board has decided to withdraw from the proposed venture with the KSFB for the National Farm Machinery Show.”

Curt Blades, AEM senior vice president AG services, comments on the announcement: Interview with Curt Blades, AEM