Penton Farm Progress' Hay & Forage Expo (formally the Hay Expo) announces its new name and alliance with Hay & Forage Grower magazine. The 2014 event is set for June 25 and 26 in Boone, Iowa at the Central Iowa Expo. The Central Iowa Expo is also the location for the 2014 Farm Progress Show.
Hay & Forage Expo presents the industry's latest technology and adding the word "forage" to its name fully recognizes the significance of forage production techniques and technology at the show.
Central Iowa Expo to host show
The exhibit field and parking for the Hay & Forage Expo is located within the Central Iowa Expo facilities and all field demonstrations are located on the alfalfa acreage that will be used as parking lots during the 2014 Farm Progress Show to be held in August. Improvements have been underway at the site since its 2012 show, including paving the streets.
"We are excited to bring the Hay & Forage Expo back to Boone. The facilities and services available to the visitors and exhibitors make it a great location to host the show. And everyone gets a "sneak peek" at the new paved roads throughout the event site and additional improvements," said Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress national events manager.
Latest technology and field demonstrations
Visitors to this 28th annual event get exclusive access to the latest hay and forage technology with an extensive exhibit field and working demonstrations conducted throughout each day.
"The Hay & Forage Expo offers the perfect combination of field demonstrations and ag product displays. The exhibit field is the place to discuss seed, hay marketing, crop production, conservation and more," notes Jungmann.
Working field demonstrations are a highlight of the Hay & Forage Expo. The two-day hay extravaganza showcases mowing, conditioning, tedding, merging, baling, hay handling and silage demonstrations on alfalfa acreage. Visitors will be able to compare the various equipment brands operating side-by-side under actual field conditions.
A 10-acre exhibit field highlights displays from the major and shortline specialty manufacturers, seed, building and storage facility suppliers, and a range of related product suppliers. Exhibitors plan to present a multitude of products aimed at boosting farmers' efficiency and profitability for their hay and forage production.
Hay & Forage Grower alliance
The event is sponsored by Penton Farm Progress' Hay & Forage Grower, Wallaces Farmer, Wisconsin Agriculturist and The Farmer publications.
"Hay & Forage Grower is proud to lend its name to this prestigious event that offers forage-equipment manufacturers the opportunity to strut their stuff and growers the chance to see so many machines in action," says Fae Holin, Hay & Forage Grower editor. Visit www.HayandForage.com for more Hay & Forage Grower content and information.
Plan to attend
The 2014 Hay & Forage Expo is set to be held June 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show site is located off of Highway 30, east of Boone, Iowa, at Central Iowa Expo. Admission is free; parking is $10 per vehicle. The public is welcome. For more information, visit www.HayExpo.com or call 866-264-7469.