The Farm Progress Hay Expo will head to northeast Iowa for the 2013 event scheduled for June 19 and 20. The nation's largest two-day hay event will be held at Regancrest Holsteins in Waukon, Iowa.
"Regancrest is well-known and respected in the area for their highly productive dairy genetics and farming practices," says Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress national events manager. "We are very pleased to have Regancrest as the host for the Hay Expo in 2013."
Regancrest runs a diversified operation that includes some of the most sought-after dairy genetics in the country. A new dairy facility with a 600-head milking capacity was added in 1999. Along with milking cows and extensive embryo flushing and transfer work, more than 2,600 acres are farmed, plus custom work. Truly a family operation, family members are involved in every aspect of the farm and business.
"The Hay Expo has a rich tradition of shows in northeast Iowa, and we are looking forward to being back in the area for the 2013 show," says Jungmann.
The 27th annual Hay Expo returns to northeast Iowa after several shows were held in Minnesota and central Iowa. The Hay Expo has a history of choosing a new location each year. The show location rotates and has been in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The annual event has grown and evolved over the years and continues as the best resource for forage producers to see and learn about the latest technology, products and services for their industry.
Sponsored by Farm Progress publications Wallaces Farmer, Wisconsin Agriculturist and The Farmer, the Hay Expo offers an all-encompassing profile of the new hay and forage technology, with an extensive exhibit field and working equipment demonstrations conducted throughout each day.
The two-day hay extravaganza will showcase mowing, conditioning, baling, hay handling and silage demonstrations on alfalfa. Visitors will be able to compare the various equipment brands operating side by side under actual field conditions.
A 10-acre exhibit site will display balers, choppers, mower-conditioners, tedders, baggers, rakes, telehandlers, bale stackers, bale wrappers and more. In addition to the outdoor lots, the Haying Industries Tent will feature other products and services. Product specialists will be on hand to discuss forage seed, hay marketing, crop protection and production, conservation and crop insurance. Exhibitors plan to showcase a host of new products aimed at boosting the efficiency and profitability of hay and forage production.
The 2013 Farm Progress Hay Expo will be held June 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show site is located off of Highway 9, north of Waukon, Iowa. Admission is free; parking is $10 per vehicle. The public is welcome. For more information, visit www.HayExpo.com or call 866-264-7469.