2009 Agritechnica Coverage

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The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "Where Tech is Headed” by Charlene Finck. You can find the article in the 2009-10 Machinery Guide.
Coverage from the 2009 Agritechnica, held in Hanover, Germany. 


Transatlantic Alliance For New Trade Show

by Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Editor
Organizers of Agritechnica and Ag Connect Join Together

profi Celebrates 20 Years of Machinery Testing

by Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Editor
From the first issue in December 1989 until now, profi takes a Consumer Reports-type approach to covering all aspects of far equipment.

Machinery Makers Moods at Agritechnica

by Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Editor
The sheer size of Agritechnica – with more than 2,300 exhibitors from 46 countries – makes it a perfect place to take a global pulse of the machinery industry. Dozens of executives agreed to confidential interviews and spoke candidly about the machinery market and possible business mergers.

Agritechnica: Show-Stopping Tractors
by Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Editor
Agritechnica opened for a special preview day on Sunday with more than 2,000 exhibits sprawling in 18 halls at the Hannover fairground. While it is impossible to see everything in one day, two mammoth tractors were show-stoppers and had even those who hadn't seen them talking about the machines. The two – the Deutz Agro XXL and the new Claas Xerion 5000 – were both unveiled to the public at the show.
by Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Editor
It must have been a dirty job and the Fendt had to do it – from the looks for the Fendt 936 on display at the Agritechnica show in Hanover, Germany. It is the first tractor on a show lot that has more dirt than Armor All in my 25 years of reporting on machinery.


by Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Editor
Check out this remote-controlled helicopter that caught many people's eye at Agritechnica.
by Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Editor
Pretend like you're at Agritechnica. Take a tour of the AGCO, Claas and John Deere booths. 
Unique Machine: A Potato Sorter
by Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Editor
Take a look at this interesting machine on display at Germany's 2009 Agritechnica -- a potato sorter.

Audio Reports

by Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Editor
Meet Cameron and Nicole Carstensen of Almira, Wash. and Gary and Brenda Gronewold of Pickrell, Neb. They were the lucky winners of an all-expense paid trip to Agritechnica, courtesy of Farm Journal and Top Producer.


Young Farmers at Agritechnica

See Agritechnica through a visitor's perspective
See the sights of Germany's 2009 Agritechnica.
Deutz Agro XXL
See and learn more about one of the mammoth tractors on display at Agritechnica.
Fun, Odd Finds at Agritechnica
Check out these interesting machines found at Germany's 2009 Agritechnica.



Courtesy of Margy Fischer's Machinery Journal blog
Every Agritechnica, the top innovations introduced at the event receive a gold or silver medal. Here are the five gold medal winners for 2009
Every Agritechnica, the top innovations introduced at the event receive a gold or silver medal.
Here is the first wave of silver medal winners for 2009
Every Agritechnica, the top innovations introduced at the event receive a gold or silver medal. Here is the second wave of silver medal winners for 2009.
This wraps up the innovation winners from Agritechnica
It was concealed until Agritechnica's preview day, and it took a big sheet to cover Deutz-Fahr's XXL 1630. The eight-wheeled tractor was built as prototype by a partnership between the company and a German university.

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