The Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, NE, was the site of the 19th-annual Mid-America Alfalfa Expo & Conference on Feb. 5-6. The event is sponsored by the Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association.
An auction featuring exhibitor-consigned items has become a fixture at the expo. Funds from it support N.A.M.A. projects each year.
University of Wisconsin Extension forage specialist Dan Undersander, left, discusses alfalfa management strategies with Kennewick, WA, hay grower Drex Gauntt. Undersander and Gauntt were presenters during the Expo’s educational program.
Expo goers give the once-over to a round baler on display at the Expo's trade show.
Roundup Ready alfalfa was one of the topics discussed by Wisconsin agronomist Dan Undersander.
Farmers of all ages got close and personal with the latest in farm equipment.
The expo trade show gives producers an opportunity to meet face to face with more than 100 commercial exhibitors.
A forage olympics event was added to the event agenda this year. Two-person teams competed for cash prizes in bale-rolling, bale-stacking and load-strapping events.
A team of growers taking part in the forage olympics ties down straps on a trailer load of hay.
Stacking hay tests the strength and endurance of growers participating in the forage olympics.
Even in the parking lot, hay was front-and-center during the expo.
Alfalfa production seminars, a large trade show, a forage olympics and networking were all a part of the Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association's Mid-America Alfalfa Expo & Conference, held Feb. 5-6 in Kearney, NE. Here's a photo peak at the event.
Hay and Forage Grower