Future of Food and Farming on the National Mall

The Future of Food and Farming on the National Mall celebrates and showcases America’s equipment manufacturers, farmers, ranchers, and innovators, working together to drive the tradition of producing more with less environmental impact. The event is coordinated by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and is held the National Mall to allow the public interact with the equipment and get an up-close look at the machines that are often only seen on America’s farm fields.

Monday, May 6 – Wednesday, May 8
Exhibits Open 9am – 5pm National | Mall near the Smithsonian Metro

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


2024 Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the Mall


Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Senior Vice President Curt Blades preview interview
AEM Ag on the Mall preview - Curt Blades, AEM 2:21

AEM Ag Chair Bill Hurley, AGCO vice president, global government affairs
AEM Ag on the Mall - Bill Hurley, AGCO 4:34

AEM President Megan Tanel
AEM Ag on the Mall - Megan Tanel, AEM 4:22

Nick Tindall, AEM senior director of regulatory affairs and ag policy
AEM Ag on the Mall - Nick Tindall, AEM 3:29

Remarks from USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Xochitl Torres Small
AEM Ag on the Mall - USDA Deputy Secretary Torres Small 7:45

Panel audio
All Crop Rows Lead to Washington: Panel discussion moderated by Kip Eideberg, AEM with Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and David Rouzer (R-NC)
AEM Ag on the Mall - Reps. Dusty Johnson, SD & David Rouzer 39:40

Monday panel one – Sustainable water use:
Valley – Tyler Fields; Netafim – Jim Ed Beach; Lindsay – Jason Parker
AEM Ag on the Mall - Sustainable water use panel 39:47

Monday panel two – Autonomous Revolution:
CNH – Nathan Graham; Solinftec – Chris Dillard/Taylor Wetle; Bluewhite – Ben Alfi
AEM Ag on the Mall - Autonomous Revolution panel 47:25

Monday panel three – Herbicides and precision application:
CropLife America – Brian Glenn; John Deere/GUSS – Adam Barlow; Topcon – Chris Carelton
AEM Ag on the Mall - Herbicides/precision application panel 29:20

Tuesday panel one – Internal Combustion Engines of the Future
JCB, Mahindra, Kubota
AEM Ag on the Mall - Internal Combustion Engine panel 32:39

Tuesday panel two – Sustainability through Technology
Earth Optics, Arva, US Patent Office
AEM Ag on the Mall - Sustainability through Technology panel 45:01

Tuesday panel three – Environmental benefits through precision dairy
DeLaval, BouMatic, Lely
AEM Ag on the Mall - Precision dairy panel 38:07

Exhibitor Interviews
Lindsay Corporation – Gustavo Oberto, President, Global Irrigation
AEM Ag on the Mall - Gustavo Oberto, Lindsay 5:59

Reinke Mfg. Co – Mike Mills, Director of Sustainability Solutions
AEM Ag on the Mall - Mike Mills, Reinke 2:45

John Deere – Aaron Wetzel, VP Precision Ag
AEM Ag on the Mall - Aaron Wetzel, Deere 9:55

Deere and DeLaval –
Courtney Schlichte, Manager, Small Ag Marketing, US & Canada at John Deere
Joaquin Azocar, Solution Manager for Farm Management Systems at DeLaval
AEM Ag on the Mall - Deere and DeLaval 4:32

American Seed Trade Association – Rick Falconer, Managing Director at Rijk Zwaan USA
AEM Ag on the Mall - Rick Falconer, Rijk Zwaan USA 2:26

New Holland – J Cole Sanford, Cash Crop Product Specialist
AEM Ag on the Mall - J Cole Sanford, New Holland 4:14

Clean Fuels Alliance America – Paul Winters, Director of Public Affairs and Federal Communications
AEM Ag on the Mall - Paul Winters, Clean Fuels Alliance America 7:34

AgGateway –
Jeremy Wilson, Executive VP & COO
AEM Ag on the Mall - Jeremy Wilson, AgGateway 4:34
Paul Schrimpf, Director of Marketing and Communications
AEM Ag on the Mall - Paul Schrimpf, AgGateway 4:03

Netafim –
Aubrey Bettencourt, Global Director of Government Relations and External Affairs
Mike Bloomfield, Commercial Lead for Forage Crops
AEM Ag on the Mall - Aubrey Betttencourt and Mike Bloomfield, Netafim 4:33