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Monday, 20 May 2013 14:09

2013 Farm Progress Show to Feature Chris Cagle Concert

Country music star Chris Cagle will perform in concert Aug. 28 on the Farm Progress Show stage in Decatur, Ill. The concert is sponsored by Syngenta, Farm Progress Show and Richland Community College.

DECATUR, ILL., (05/16/2013) - Country music artist Chris Cagle will perform in concert on Wednesday, Aug. 28, following the second day of the 2013 Farm Progress Show. The Farm Progress Show is scheduled for August 27, 28 and 29 in Decatur, Ill.

“The Farm Progress Show and Richland Community College, along with presenting sponsor Syngenta, are excited to host a concert again this year,” said Don Tourte, vice president of Penton/Farm Progress. “This is an event that everyone loves — Farm Progress Show exhibitors and visitors and residents of Decatur.”

"Syngenta is honored to welcome Chris Cagle to the 2013 Farm Progress Show performance stage in Decatur,” said Chuck Lee, head of corn for Syngenta. “Chris signed his first record deal in 2000, the same year Syngenta was formed. Since then, Chris has worked tirelessly to produce multiple hits for country music fans, just as Syngenta has worked tirelessly to develop multiple chart-topping genetics, traits, seedcare and crop protection products for America’s farmers. We respect Chris’ determination and talent, and we couldn’t think of a more appropriate venue for this collaboration than the Farm Progress Show.”

“Richland Community College, host to the 60th annual Farm Progress Show, is excited to announce the talent for this year’s concert.  Country music is the sound of America’s heartland and we are pleased to work with Syngenta and the Farm Progress Show to bring Chris Cagle in concert to Richland Community College.  The concert held during the Farm Progress Show provides an opportunity for all residents of our community to connect with the Farm Progress Show,” said Dr. Gayle Saunders, President of Richland Community College.

The concert, sponsored by Syngenta, will open its gates at 5 p.m. Brushfire, a popular Illinois country band, starts the concert prior to Cagle’s scheduled 6:30 p.m. performance. The concert will be held at Richland Community College, just south of the Farm Progress Show exhibit field.

The Nation's Largest Outdoor Farm Show
The Farm Progress Show is the nation’s largest outdoor farm show. Highlights include side-by-side field demonstrations of combines, tillage tools, and precision agriculture and GPS equipment. The Farm Progress Show includes an 86-acre exhibit field filled with more than 500 exhibitors. Exhibitor displays from the nation's leading large and shortline equipment manufacturers, seed and crop protection companies, educational institutions, livestock equipment manufacturers and many additional agriculture input suppliers are showcased at the show each year. Farmers and ranchers from around the nation and world attend the event.

More About Chris Cagle
The three most important things to Chris are family, ranch and music. Chris has enjoyed much success in the music industry including two gold albums, two No. 1 albums and 12 charted songs. Those songs include “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out,” “Chicks Dig It,” “What a Beautiful Day,” and “What Kinda Gone.” After enjoying years in the spotlight, Chris retreated to Marietta, Okla., to reconnect with his roots. In 2012, he released his latest album "Back in the Saddle," which includes the song “Got My Country On.”

Ticket Information
Ticket prices are $18 in advance and $25 at the gate. Tickets may be ordered online at All tickets are general admission and lawn seating. Concert admission is separate from show admission. The public is welcome. There are no ticket refunds or exchanges. Additional show and concert information is available at

Don't miss the show
The 2013 Farm Progress Show takes place in Decatur, Ill., Aug. 27, 28 and 29. The exhibit field is open to visitors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for ages 13-17, and ages 12 and under are free. Discounted advance adult admission tickets are available now on the show's website. For a full schedule of events and more detailed information, visit The concert is a separate event, and a separate admission ticket is needed.


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