The 2013 Farm Progress Hay Expo, the nation’s largest two-day event of its kind is underway in Northeast Iowa, near Waukon, Iowa.
With an expanded number of exhibits, a new education feature, and an exceptional host farm, the 2013 Farm Progress Hay Expo is showcasing the latest technology for hay and forage producers.
Farmers are able to see all the field demonstrations, which include the making of haylage, the cutting of hay, and the tedding of hay at the 27th Annual Hay Expo. There has been lots of discussion about the quality of this year’s hay crop which is running about three weeks to a month behind. Extension specialists on hand at the Expo were cautioning farmers to pay a lot of attention to the moisture content, because moisture content, if it’s too high, can cause heating, and that can cause quality problems.
The 2013 Farm Progress Hay Expo is being held at Regancrest Farms, near Waukon, Iowa. The farm has a 675 head cow herd and raises about 600 acres of alfalfa a year. The Expo runs through Tuesday.