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Fifty-first annual Farm Machinery Show draws farmers of all ages

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- For the next four days Louisville, Kentucky, is the epicenter of the farming world -- and some of the decisions made this week will affect what's on your table.

Kids as the 51st annual Farm Machinery Show are quick to describe the crops they love to farm

"Corn," says one child.

"Cattle," says another.

"Carrots and beans," says another.

"We have chickens," says another.

"Wheat," says another.

It's the family business. As farmers flock to the Kentucky Expo Center this week for the show, it's easy to see the future farmers of America.

"We're just here to look at the equipment and let them sit on the tractors," said Adam Kahmann, a father who brought his baby to the event. "That's what I did when I was a kid, so I'm gonna let him do the same."

This event allows the agriculture business to showcase its best: Hundreds of vendors bringing the newest techniques, technology and trends. It brings farmers from all 50 states and more than a $20 million economic impact to Kentucky.

"I think all the equipment is really cool," said 12-year-old Meg Bevil.

They are the hands and heads which ultimately put food on our tables -- and you can't help but notice many of them are smaller than you might think.

"We have to feed and water them and check the eggs as much as we can," said 10-year-old Abby Bevil.

They are taking the first crack at the new equipment.

"You think Dad should buy that?" asked WDRB's Gilbert Corsey.

"Yes," replied one child.

The Farm Machinery Show expects to pack in more than 300,000 people through Saturday. It's not only the biggest event for the Kentucky Expo Center, but also the largest indoor farm trade show in the country. Decisions made here could impact the year's coming crops.

"You want to be a farmer?" asked WDRB's Gilbert Corsey.

"Yes," said Abby Bevil. "Because it's really fun and you can get a lot of money from it and you're just taking care of animals and I really like it."

It's a family business.

"I live at a farm," said 4-year-old Miles.

And they're working to get food from their home to yours.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today tomorrow and Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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