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American Farm Bureau acquires leading events, publications

WASHINGTON—The American Farm Bureau Federation recently announced the acquisition of Cygnus Business Media’s agricultural events and publications.

The purchase includes five IDEAg-branded farm shows: Minnesota Farmfest, Dakotafest, the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, the Northern Illinois Farm Show and the IDEAg Interconnectivity Conference, as well as Feed & Grain magazine and Case IH’s Farm Forum magazine.

“This acquisition is the union of very strong brands that are deeply rooted in agriculture,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “By joining the Farm Bureau family, these publications and events create additional opportunities for us to serve farmers, ranchers and the stakeholders looking to connect with them.”

Minnesota Farmfest is one of the largest agricultural events in the world. Dakotafest is the premiere agricultural event in South Dakota and attracts attendees from the entire Northern Plains region. The Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show has been the essential ag show for High Plains farmers and ranchers for 28 years. The Northern Illinois Farm Show has attracted farmers and ranchers from throughout the Midwest for 31 years.

Feed & Grain is the leading publication and digital news service for the grain processing industry. Farm Forum is published on behalf of Case IH and its dealers.

Contact Tracy Taylor Grondine, 202-406-3642, or Mace Thornton, 202-406-3641, AFBF communications.
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