Company's coming to the Brix familiy farm near Decatur. Located across the road from Progress City, the Brixes are a host family for the 2015 Farm Progress Show. They'll be growing the show's famed demonstration crops, now that the corn and weather are suitable. “We planted some 94- and 96-day corn,” she says. “Most farmers plant over 100-day corn, so it's a lot earlier corn than what was normal.”
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About 150,000 guests are expected Sept. 1-3. “We've had a lot of people show up at the farm, because we live just right across the road,” says Brix, 18. “A lot of different people, but I've met a lot of good friends.” Brix is a college freshman but plans to continue in the family business.