2019 Farm Progress Show

The future of farming is showcased at the Farm Progress Show – August 27-29,2019 – Decatur, Illinois

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast.


2019 Farm Progress Show photo album


Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) represents Decatur and the surrounding area in the U.S. Congress
Discusses trade, USMCA, China, ethanol and more
Interview with Rep. Rodney Davis, R-IL 13th District

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue headlines Ag Policy Forum
Hosted by Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and including fellow Reps. Mike Bost (IL-12), John Shimkus (IL-15), Darin LaHood (IL-18)
FPS19 Ag Policy Forum

Sec. Perdue comments on upcoming presidential announcement regarding small refinery waiver mitigation efforts.
FPS19 Sec. Perdue small refinery waiver comments

Sec. Perdue takes a call from President Donald Trump on stage at
FPS19 President Trump by phone with Sec. Perdue

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Press Conference
FPS19 USDA Sec. Perdue Press Conference

Martin Barbre, Administrator, USDA RMA
FPS19 Interview with Martin Barbre, USDA RMA
Barbre comments on hemp crop insurance announcement
USDA-RMA Administrator Martin Barbre on hemp crop insurance

Kevin Ross, National Corn Growers Association 1st Vice President and farmer from Iowa
FPS19 Interview with Kevin Ross, NCGA

Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress Show Manager
FPA19 Interview with Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress

Rob Shaffer, Illinois farmer and American Soybean Association (ASA) national director
Discusses impact of small refinery waivers on biodiesel industry
FPS19 Interview with ASA director Rob Shaffer, Illinois

Rob Schaffer questions Sec. Perdue and lawmakers during Ag Forum about biodiesel tax credit and SRE impact on industry
Illinois farmer Rob Shaffer at FPS19 Ag Forum

Erica McBride Stark, Executive Director, National Hemp Association
Discusses hemp industry growth and showcase at Farm Progress Show
Interview with Erica Stark, National Hemp Association

Syngenta at 2019 FPS

Justin Welch, Digital Commercial Lead for U.S. Seed Business, Syngenta
Interview with Justin Welch, Syngenta

All Syngenta photos, audio and video


David Powell, Sr. Agronomy Services Manager, GROWMARK
Interview with David Powell, GROWMARK

Rod Wells, Executive Director, Enterprise Supply Chain, GROWMARK
Interview with Rod Wells, GROWMARK

Katie Hansen, Agronomy Project Manager, GROWMARK – AgValidity testing program
Interview with Katie Hansen, GROWMARK

All GROWMARK interviews and photos

Bayer at 2019 FPS

Bayer committed $6 million over the next five years to National 4-H Council and National FFA Organization.
Bayer News Conference

All Bayer interviews and photos

BASF at 2019 FPS

Casey Allen, External Communications Manager, BASF Agricultural Solutions
Interview with Casey Allen, BASF

BASF hosted a panel discussion on the future of weed control
BASF Panel on Weed Control

Scott Kay, VP U.S. Crop Protection, BASF
Interview with Scott Kay, BASF

Rick Van Genderen, BASF Global Lead for Soybean & Corn Seed & Trait Strategy
Interview with Rick Van Genderen, BASF

FMC at 2019 FPS

Chris Barge, FMC PrecisionPac Product Manager, talks about the development of the PrecisionPac technology
Interview with Chris Barge, FMC PrecisionPac

Drake Copeland, FMC Technical Service Manager, discusses 2019 season
Interview with Drake Copeland, FMC Technical Service Manager

Nolan Paxton, Precision Platforms regional rep for FMC, talks about 3rive 3D
Interview with Nolan Paxton, FMC Precision Platforms Manager

Other FPS Exhibitors

Andrew Howard, Media Relations, Can-Am
Interview with Andrew Howard, Can-Am

Brett Andricks, VP-Strategic Division, IntelliFarms
Interview with Brett Andricks, IntelliFarms


Justin Welch, Digital Commercial Lead for U.S. Seed Business, Syngenta