WEST FARGO — At Big Iron, the agriculture industry gets a shot to show off the latest and greatest it has to offer.
"They put everything in there; you can imagine jam-packed. Every booth out here is taken. We've got over 850 booths and 650 businesses out here to support the farm show. It is the largest event right now in the state, and we're just so excited to have it back," said Big Iron Farm Show CEO Cody Cashman.
Displays include autonomous rock pickers, a wide range of grain conveyors and tractors and everything in between.
"It's a great spot to come and just to get new ideas for your farm and to see what is coming up in the future and it kind of helps you plan for what you're going to need," said Brandon Enger, a farmer from the Jamestown area.
After the industry was hit hard in North Dakota by the pandemic and the recent drought, Big Iron is happy to welcome farmers back.
"There's a lot of pride here, I think, and a lot of the farmers know that they come out, they support it. Again, they had a bad year. So it's good to have them come out and check it out and and get to experience, you know, at least get to see all the cool new equipment," said Cashman.
The event runs through Thursday, Sept. 16, until 4 p.m. at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds.