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Farm Progress Show

Farm Progress Show, the nation’s largest outdoor farm event, annually hosts nearly 600 exhibitors displaying new farm equipment, seed and crop protection products and many additional supplies and services. Producers from the U.S. and around the world attend this key agricultural event which alternates locations between Boone, Iowa (even years), and Decatur, Illinois (odd years). With many field demonstrations and seminars, it is an excellent learning opportunity for producers to keep up-to-date on the newest ag equipment, products, services and technologies. (Late August)


Star Destinations’ itineraries honor the USDA & U.S. Department of Agriculture’s biosecurity recommendation of a five-day wait period for international travelers upon arrival in the U.S. before exposure to U.S. livestock (animals or poultry).

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Day 1

Welcome to Chicago, Illinois, known as the Windy City! Settle in with a relaxing dinner and overnight accommodation in/near Chicago.

Day 2

Start your day with breakfast before meeting with an industry professional in your group’s area of interest. Then visit a grain farm that utilizes today’s latest technologies. Enjoy dinner and your overnight accommodations in the Quad Cities with many entertainment options.

Day 3

After breakfast you’ll journey to the John Deere Pavilion for an unforgettable interactive experience, and then make your next grain farm technical visit. Enjoy a unique dinner and overnight near Decatur, Illinois (odd years), or Boone, Iowa (even years).

Day 4

Gear up for the Farm Progress Show with an early breakfast. Enjoy a full day at the show, lunch voucher included, and then reminisce on your favorite displays and new technologies over dinner.

Day 5

Feed your quest for knowledge! Meet with experts at the local university’s agricultural program to learn about their practices and ongoing research (Iowa State University or University of Illinois).

Day 6

Begin the day with breakfast before a technical visit to a grain farm/facility on the way back to Chicago. Enjoy a mouth-watering steak dinner and your overnight accommodations in/near Chicago.

Day 7

Following breakfast at your leisure, enjoy a full day of sightseeing, shopping and adventure in Chicago and its surrounding areas (many customizable options are available!) End the evening with a delicious dinner together.

Day 8

Further customize your tour by adding additional days in Chicago, or transfer to a second destination for leisure travel (New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, etc). Transfer to the airport for your journey home (or elsewhere) with fond memories of food, fun and farming.