Amana, Iowa will be the site of the 1988 World Ag Expo featuring the World Ploughing Match, Sept. 7-10, 1988. The overall theme is 'A Celebration of Agriculture-Past, Present and Future.'
The 'Avenue of Progress' is one special area on the EXPO exhibit field where machines of the different periods of agriculture's past to the present will be displayed. The Merchants National Bank of Cedar Rapids is the sponsor of this event. Contact people for the 'Avenue of Progress' are: Andy B. Appleton, Merchants National Bank, 222 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, 319-369-4837 and Roger E. Mohr, Route 1, Box 153, Vail, IA 51465, 712-677-2433.
The mission of the Avenue of Progress is to produce a self-explanatory display of progress in agricultural mechanization. This display will be of high quality and informational value. The general layout will be by time of production and manufacturer.
In the display, organizers would like to have both power sources and machines that utilize power to do work. The decades of at least 1900 through the 1980's should be represented. Many manufacturers' sources and uses of power shall be included.
The solicitation and selection process for exhibits is already well under way. The process will be somewhat of a first come, first serve basis, with consideration given for quality, uniqueness, and duplication of exhibits. Over 2 acres of display area is available.
The organizers need your help and hope for offers of creative exhibits. The application process is simple: send a non-returnable photo of your display idea to Andy or Roger and put your name, address and phone number on the back so they may contact you.
Expected attendance at the event is 250,000, and exhibitors will receive plaques.