Demo DayOn Friday, June 7, AEM hosted over 100 guests at its fifth annual Demo Day. Participants included policymakers and other governmental agency representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and policy staff from the House Committee on Agriculture and the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

“We believe the more we can open our doors to policymakers and governmental agencies, the more they’ll see how much modern agricultural equipment and technology already helps with sustainability,” said AEM Senior Vice President, Agriculture, Forestry, and Stewardship Curt Blades. “Every year our Demo Day events get bigger, with participants telling us how much they learn each time. The agriculture equipment manufacturing sector is proud to be able to share how much modern agriculture equipment technology helps farmers maintain safe and sustainable practices.”

Field DayThis year’s Demo Day featured in-field and aerial demonstrations of modern conservation tillage, precision planting, spraying and harvesting equipment, as well as drones and the latest in seed and fertilizer innovations that play a critical role in agriculture’s long history of increasing production while shrinking its environmental footprint.

Partners in this year’s Demo Day with AEM were John Deere, Case IH, AGCO, Great Plains Manufacturing, American Soybean Association, American Seed Trade Association, National Agricultural Aviation Association, the Fertilizer Institute, and the National Corn Growers Association.

For the second time, AEM’s Demo Day was held on the family farm of Chip Bowling in Newburg, Maryland. Bowling is a former NCGA president and current chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

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