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IDEAg Announces New Farm Bureau Financial Services Media Center

Farm Bureau insurance company sponsors the newest addition to the Minnesota Farmfest and Dakotafest show sites.

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2014 – The IDEAg Group, producer of the IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest and IDEAg Dakotafest, has announced the addition of the all-new Farm Bureau Financial Services Media Center at this year’s shows, scheduled for Aug. 5-7, at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, and Aug. 19-21, at Schlaffman Farm in Mitchell, South Dakota.

The media center will serve as the central meeting place for local and national press attending the trade shows. Hospitality, Internet access and a designated area for on-camera interviews will be available.

“Having Farm Bureau Financial Services as the presenting sponsor of our media center, with its essential outreach to the ag community, is an honor for us,” said Raymond Bianchi, senior director, expositions and events, for the American Farm Bureau Federation and IDEAg Group.

The Farm Bureau Financial Services Media Center is the newest addition to IDEAg’s ever-growing trade shows. Expo Magazine dubbed Minnesota Farmfest as the fourth-fastest growing show on its list of 25 Top Fast-Growth Shows of 2013 and there are no signs of stopping.

“Minnesota Farmfest showcases excellence in agriculture and, as the number one farm insurer in our territory, we’re pleased to have this unique opportunity to facilitate continued dialogue around issues that are important to agriculture through the media center,” said Dan Pitcher, chief operating officer for Farm Bureau Financial Services’ property-casualty companies.

IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest is the number one agriculture trade show in the state. Now in its 33rd year, the show continues to connect the Midwest’s top farmers with more than 500 local and leading companies. The show features three days of networking, educational sessions and political forums. To learn more, visit www.IDEAgGroup.com/Farmfest.

IDEAg Dakotafest serves as the premier agriculture event in the Northern Plains. With more than 500 exhibitors, Dakotafest provides a one-stop shop for all farming and ranching needs. The show features education supported by South Dakota State University, livestock demonstrations and farming technology demonstrations over three full days. To learn more, visit www.IDEAgGroup.com/Dakotafest.

IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest and IDEAg Dakotafest are properties of IDEAg Group LLC. The group delivers an optimal experience to attendees, exhibitors and industry thought leaders in the agriculture market. Through its established farm show events and Feed & Grain Magazine, the IDEAg Group is dedicated to bringing interactive, content-rich, high-value events to the marketplace, connecting top-level producers to the providers across the country. The IDEAg Group offers interactive events, publications and media products that are produced “For Agriculture. By Agriculture.”

About Farm Bureau Financial Services
Through an exclusive, multi-state agent force, the companies affiliated with the Farm Bureau Financial Services brand underwrite, market and distribute a broad range of insurance and financial services products to individuals and businesses. Learn more by visiting www.fbfs.com, liking www.facebook.com/farmbureaufinancialservices, following on Twitter (@fbfs) or watching on YouTube: www.youtube.com/FarmBureauFinclSvcs.

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Contacts:   Samantha Castro
IDEAg Group, LLC
(847) 969-2982
samantha.castro@ideaggroup.com
  Cyndie Sirekis
AFBF
(202) 406-3649
cyndies@fb.org