AEM, Kentucky State Fair Board announce collaborationStarting in 2018, AEM will help manage and co-produce America's largest indoor farm show.

In a joint announcement on Wednesday on the show floor of the 52nd  annual National Farm Machinery Show, Kentucky State Fair Board CEO Jason Rittenberry and AEM President Dennis Slater shared with exhibitors and attendees that the two organizations have a verbal agreement on a future collaboration.

Beginning with the 2018 show, AEM will assist with management and co-production of the show, and have an equity position in the future growth of the show. 

“Every year, hundreds of exhibitors are wait-listed for America’s largest indoor farm show,” said Rittenberry.  “This partnership will bring new opportunities for current and future exhibitors, and expand the experience for our attendees.”

“This is a first step in a partnership that will benefit all the stakeholders in the National Farm Machinery Show and the Ag industry,” said Slater. “AEM’s commitment to its core services like public policy and our success in leading trade shows naturally lends itself to our new partnership with the Kentucky Fair Board and the National Farm Machinery Show.”

The National Farm Machinery Show brings manufacturers and their customers face-to-face to connect, talk shop, share ideas and join voices on the issues that affect everyone in the agriculture industry. Slater noted that this endeavor will allow more facets of the Ag industry to more easily work together to advance and strengthen the agriculture sector for the benefit of all.

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