The Farmfest Farm Show held each August on the site of the Gilfillan Estate between Morgan and Redwood Falls is not going anywhere any time soon.

As of this past December, a new 10-year contract has been signed by IDEAg and the Redwood County Historical Society, which each deemed fair and amicable, with both organizations experiencing benefits in the contract. 

According to Samantha Castro, IDEAg Group marketing manager, the decision to continue the relationship with the Redwood County Historical Society was an easy one.

“The Gilfillan site offers a number of opportunities to provide attendees with experiences that are difficult to achieve in other locations,” said Castro. “Due to its rural location, we can encourage exhibitors to offer drone education and demonstrations and operate and allow demos of autonomous vehicles without the fear of engaging with heavy traffic.”

An investment in the site was made by the Redwood County Historical Society last year that provided for reliable Wi-Fi for exhibitors and attendees.

“We are using that to attract more exhibitors with the hopes of placing more permanent structures and improving facilities, such as educational centers and restrooms,” added Castro.

The IDEAg Group has a renewed focus and commitment to Farmfest, its exhibitors and its attendees, said Castro, adding those involved with putting together the show are currently working on additions to the show to improve the experience for exhibitors and attendees alike.

“We will release more information regarding the 2018 show as we draw closer to the event,” said Castro.

The 2018 Farmfest show is being held Aug. 7-9. Find more information online at