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Hay & Forage Expo set for 2016 run

By Staff | Jun 20, 2016

THE HAY & FORAGE EXPO will include hay cutting and conditioning both mornings and baling and handling both afternoons. In between the demonstrations will

BOONE (Penton Ag) -The 30th annual Hay & Forage Expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday off of U.S. Highway 30, east of Boone, at Central Iowa Expo.

Admission is free and parking is $10 per vehicle.

The event rotates between locations in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

“Having the Hay & Forage Expo centrally located and near major highways and interstates makes it easy for hay producers to attend,” said Matt Jungmann, show director, Penton Agriculture. “Plus, the amenities offered by the Central Iowa Expo facilities such as paved streets and permanent display lots make it enjoyable for the producers who attend the event and exhibitors.”

The Central Iowa Expo is the same location as the 2016 Farm Progress Show, scheduled for the end of August. The Hay & Forage Expo exhibit field and parking will be located within the CIE grounds and the alfalfa acreage used for the parking lots during the Farm Progress Show will be used as the demonstration fields for the Hay & Forage Expo.

“Typically the first cutting of hay is the end of May, making the alfalfa used for the Hay & Forage Expo demonstrations the second cutting,” Jungmann said.

“This will be our third time bringing the Hay & Forage Expo to Boone,” Jungmann said.

Sponsored by Penton Agriculture’s Wallaces Farmer, The Farmer and Wisconsin Agriculturist, Hay & Forage Expo provides the industry’s best update for the latest hay and forage technology with a comprehensive exhibit area and working field demonstrations that will be conducted throughout each show day.

The two-day hay extravaganza showcases mowing, conditioning, baling and hay-handling demonstrations on prime alfalfa.

Visitors have multiple opportunities to compare the most popular equipment brands operating side-by-side under actual field conditions.

A 10-acre exhibit field highlights displays from the major and shortline specialty manufacturers with a focus on products aimed at boosting the efficiency and profitability of hay and forage productions.

The Hay & Forage Expo is a one-stop shopping and learning venue for the hay producer. Visitors can examine the latest balers, forage choppers, disk mower conditioners, tedders, rakes, mergers, bale carriers, forage seed and other products.

For more information, visit HayExpo.com or call (866) 264-7469.

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