By Jean-Paul McDonald, Farms.com
The Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, has been cancelled for the remainder of the day, Thursday August 28, 2014 - the final day of the three day event, due to rain and imminent lightening. Show organizers have decided to play it safe and shut down the event early to avoid any potential injuries related to lightning strikes. Weather in the Boone area has been mixed over the last few days, with rain expected throughout the day on Thursday.
Opening on Tuesday, the Farm Progress Show is the largest outdoor farm show in the US and attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually. The show moves between Boone, Iowa and Decatur, Illinois, every other year. This year, the exhibition grounds in Boone were expanded to the largest area yet in order to accommodate the nearly 600 exhibitors and anticipated 100,000 visitors.