Innovation and Technology Front and Center at AEM's 2024 Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall

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5/10/2024

Ag on the MallAEM partnered with member companies, grower groups, agriculture innovators, and the wider farming community to showcase the latest innovations and technologies in American agriculture and demonstrate how it helps farmers feed and fuel the world while protecting the environment for generations to come. 

More than 12,000 people flocked to the National Mall for the second Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall. The three-day event featured combine harvesters, milking equipment, sprayers and planters, irrigation equipment, tractors big and small, as well as dozens of interactive and hands-on exhibits by grower groups and agriculture innovators. This year’s theme, the Future of Food and Farming, showcased the advances that drive American agriculture’s long history of producing more while reducing its environmental footprint. 

"For the second time, this event exceeded expectations and put on display the immense impact the agriculture sector and equipment manufacturers have on feeding not just our country, but the entire world,” said AEM President Megan Tanel. “The latest agricultural innovations are much more than tractors and combines—these technologies are powering a sustainable future, and we are proud to educate the public on these incredible advancements.” 

More than 80 pieces of equipment were displayed across the National Mall, including ground-breaking innovations such as self-propelled sprayers, robotic sensors, the next generation of alternative fuel tractors, an automated aerial crop protection system, and the world’s first fully automated soil laboratory. 

“Once again, Celebration of Agriculture on the National Mall proved to be an exceptional opportunity for farmers and manufacturers to speak face-to-face with policymakers and legislators about the critical issues our industry and farmers are facing,” said Bill Hurley, Vice President of Global Government Affairs for AGCO Corporation and Chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturer’s Ag Sector Board. “Sharing our ideas, challenges, and real-world experiences will help craft more effective programs and policies that will impact our ability to feed the world.” 

Equipment and technology exhibits were provided by: 

  • AGCO Corporation 
  • Arva 
  • Bluewhite 
  • Boumatic 
  • Case IH 
  • CLAAS
  • DeLaval 
  • EarthOptics 
  • Great Plains Ag 
  • Guardian Ag 
  • JCB 
  • John Deere 
  • KRONE 
  • Kubota 
  • Kuhn North America 
  • Lely 
  • Lindsay 
  • Mahindra 
  • Montag Manufacturing, Inc. 
  • Netafim 
  • New Holland 
  • Solinftec
  • Topcon
  • Valley 

Grower, agriculture products, and science exhibits were provided by: 

  • AEF (Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation 
  • AgGateway 
  • Agricultural Retailers Association 
  • American Farm Bureau Federation 
  • American Seed Trade Association 
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 
  • American Soybean Association/United Soybean Board 
  • Associated Equipment Distributors 
  • Biomass Harvesters of America 
  • Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems (CROPPS) 
  • Clean Fuels Alliance America 
  • Common Ground Alliance 
  • Crop Life 
  • Engine Technology Forum 
  • Fertilizer Institute 
  • Field to Market 
  • Growth Energy 
  • International Fresh Produce Association 
  • NASDA (National Association of State Departments of Agriculture) 
  • National Agricultural Aviation Association 
  • National Corn Growers Association 
  • National Hemp Association 
  • National Pork Producers Council 
  • North American Millers’ Association / National Association of Wheat Growers / U.S. Wheat Associates / American Bakers Association 
  • USA Rice 
  • USPTO 

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