The 2013 Farm Progress Hay Expo heads to northeast Iowa June 19 and 20, hosted by Regancrest Holsteins located north of Waukon, Iowa. The Hay Expo is the best place to see the latest hay and forage equipment.
An unusually late winter and cool, wet spring has delayed fieldwork throughout the Midwest and hindered crop growth in the region. The weekly crop reports states only 10% of first cutting alfalfa hay was complete compared to last year's 9%.
"Conditions this spring have been less than ideal for timely planting and forage harvesting," notes Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress national events manager. "In spite of the weather conditions, all demonstrations during the Hay Expo will continue as scheduled."
Demonstrations begin in the morning with mowing, tedding, merging and chopping then continue in the afternoon with raking, baling and hay handling A 10-acre exhibit field will highlight displays from the major and shortline specialty manufacturers, seed, building and storage facility suppliers, and a range of related product suppliers. Exhibitors plan to showcase a host of new products aimed at boosting the efficiency and profitability of hay and forage production..
Hay Expo is sponsored by Wallaces Farmer, The Farmer, Wisconsin Agriculturist and Hay & Forage Grower publications.
The 2013 Farm Progress Hay Expo will be held June 19 and 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The show site is located 6 miles north of Waukon at the intersection of Hwy 9 and Clonkitty Road at Regancrest Holsteins. Admission is free; parking is $10 per vehicle. The public is welcome. For more information, visit www.HayExpo.com or call 866-264-7469.