Stu Ellis with David Brix of the Farm Progress Show
If David Brix has said no to the Farm Progress Show literally being in his backyard, Progress City would never have developed on Decatur’s northeast corner.
We got one hundred and fifty five acres of our family farm that we utilize in field demos, regular crops, and then we got about one hundred and sixty five acres alfalfa that we grow, and that’s the parking areas.
As a host farmer, David and his family have become the heart and soul of the Farm Progress Show.
We kind of took on the role this year of – we did it in 2015 to an extent, but we’ve stepped it up this year as it’s kind of everything outside of the show fence. We’re helping with the operation side of that.
That’s allowed him to shift his focus from being creator to manager.
As you know we had to build the site, we had nothing here, so everything had to be created, everything had to be organized, from the simplest thing to the hardest thing. Which we knew that it would always get easier.
And being the host farm family includes daughter Gabby.
It’s really meant a lot actually, just being a part of it, and so it’s really meant a lot to them that I’ve been able to grow up in this atmosphere and be able to be a part of all these shows , and actually take part in. Last year I was an intern and now this year just helping around with my dad so.
We’re working hard but we still enjoy it more than we did back then in the first show. We’ve met a lot of great friends, it’s just a fun atmosphere .
That’s our Harvest Heritage report on Farm Progress host farmer David Brix. I’m Stu Ellis for WIAC 3, your local news leader.
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