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Farm Progress - Where producers from all over gather, meet and learn. This is where major manufacturers choose to roll out their newest offerings. This is where Ag families take a break from their daily routine to immerse themselves in the wider Ag community. This is where tradition and business have come together for 65 years. This is where we celebrate agriculture.
Join TOERBOER on this amazing tour of the United States of America.
Depart OR Tambo International at 22h20 to Chicago, Illinois via Dubai.
Arrive in Chicago on Emirates flight at 15h30. On arrival, you will be met by a Toerboer Agri representative who will accompany you to your bus for transfer to your hotel. After check-in, you will have some free time before your tour orientation meeting and dinner (own account).
After breakfast, you’ll have some free time. At 12h00 you will transfer to Wrigley Field, the home of the iconic team, The Chicago Cubs, and enjoy a game of baseball.
We end the day with a sunset city tour of Chicago. The guide will provide commentary on the city’s history and its status as a modern American metropolis. You will see noted artworks in the Loop and at the Museum Campus, then you’ll have the opportunity to discover and photograph the “postcard view” of Chicago’s famous skyline.
End the day with dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Harbour – Various restaurant options available
After breakfast, you will start with a city tour focussed on Urban Farming. Windy City Harvest runs the 20,000-square-foot rooftop garden at McCormick Place in collaboration with Savor Chicago, the food service operation for McCormick Place. This experimental and commercial production location is testing the feasibility of growing herbs and greens in raised beds with a lightweight soil mix that formerly supported only sedum plants. The farm includes a microgreens operation, beekeeping, and vermicomposting.
After the Urban Farming tour, you take the famous ROUTE 66 and stop at Old Log Cabin, located near Pontiac, for lunch. On arrival in Peoria, you’ll check in at your hotel and have some time to relax and freshen up.
Tonight, enjoy dinner at Peoria’s famous Alexander’s Steakhouse - https://alexanderssteak.com/ (own account)
After breakfast, you will transfer to Tremont for a tour of the Precision Planting Headquarters. Attend a workshop and see demonstrations on various Precision Planting Products. Precision Planting Gets “Smarter Every Season,” investing in new technologies and research to help farmers maximize yields and profitability.
Lunch will be provided at Precision’s Headquarters.
Tonight’s dinner will be served at The Blue Duck Barbeque Tavern (own account) - http://www.blueduckbarbecue.com/
After breakfast transfer to the Monsanto Learning Centre located at Monmouth where you will visit their research labs, a training classroom and a plot tour.
Thereafter you will make your way to Ames with a stop in Donahue at John Maxwell’s farm, Cinnamon Ridge. Mr Maxwell is involved in many agricultural endeavours: corn and soybean production, dairy (including cheese production), beef, pork and poultry production. Here you will be treated to a hearty lunch before starting with a tour of their facilities.
From there you’ll travel to Ankeny, Iowa. Dinner will be served at Court Avenue Brewery - http://www.courtavebrew.com/ in Des Moines (own account)
This morning after breakfast depart to the FARM PROGRESS SHOW. You will have the whole day free to explore the show.
This is where producers from all over gather, meet and learn. This is where major manufacturers choose to roll out their newest offerings. This is where Ag families take a break from their daily routine to immerse themselves in the wider Ag community. This is where tradition and business have come together for 65 years. This is where we celebrate agriculture.
Dinner will be served at HoQ, a local farm-to-table restaurant in Des Moines (own account) - http://hoqtable.com/
The morning after breakfast depart to the AG Leader Technology Academy in Ames. You’ll spend the morning here attending a workshop and demonstrations on AG Leader products.
After an early lunch, you’ll transfer to Des Moines Airport for your flight to Chicago. From Chicago, you’ll continue to Johannesburg via Dubai.
Your flight arrives at Dubai International airport at 19h10 and departs at 23h30. You will arrive in Johannesburg on the 2nd of September at 05h30.
OPTIONAL EXTRA: 2NT DUBAI STOPOVER PACKAGE
We highly recommend a 2-night stopover* in Dubai. Your stopover will include:
*The stopover is sold as an add-on. Should you be interested in booking this, kindly request the full itinerary and cost from email@example.com
City Tour of Chicago
Attend a Precision Farming workshop
Attend a Chicago Cubs Baseball Game
Urban Farming Tour in Chicago
Attend the Farm Progress Show in Boone
Visit AG Leader Technologies in Ames
Visit the Monsanto Learning Centre
Working Farm visit in Donahue