Longhorns, bluegrass and corn combining at the Farm Progress Show [Slideshow]

Aug 30, 2012

Thousands of farmers from the heartland braved the 97-degree heat in Boone, Iowa on Wednesday for the 2012 Farm Progress Show.

Visitors got to see combines chopping corn and churning up the ground in fields beside the show grounds, see a Watusi steer with horns spanning more than five feet and get under the hood of some of the latest farming equipment on the market. Tractors of all shapes and sizes, including a pink Oliver 1850 and vintage John Deere models, were also on view.

For anyone wanting to take a break from the farm equipment, there was kettle corn and homemade ice cream for sale and bluegrass music by the Four Mile Creek Band, among other groups.

The three-day Farm Progress Show wraps up on Thursday.