The newest forage equipment will be put through its paces at the 2013 Farm Progress Hay Expo, to be held June 19-20 at Regancrest Holsteins, Waukon, IA.

The 27th-annual Hay Expo is sponsored by Hay & Forage Grower and three state publications: Wallaces Farmer, The Farmer and Wisconsin Agriculturalist. It draws top-notch forage-equipment manufacturers; seed, building and storage facility suppliers; as well as related-product suppliers.

This year, the Expo will also introduce a Lunch & Learn session on hay marketing. Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension forage specialist, will offer hay buyers and sellers tips on how they can maximize their resources. He’ll also take a look at current hay prices and where he thinks they’ll head.

Nearly 100 acres of forage ground will be used to showcase forage harvesters, balers, rakes and other equipment at work.

“Field demonstrations are a highlight of the Hay Expo,” says Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress national events manager. “Demonstrations begin in the morning with mowing, conditioning and chopping, then continue in the afternoon with raking, baling and hay handling. Watching the machines operate side by side under actual field conditions is an excellent opportunity for producers.”

The show site is six miles north of Waukon at Hwy 9 and Clonkitty Road. Admission is free; parking is $10 per vehicle. For more information, visit www.HayExpo.com or call 866-264-7469.

Read about the host dairy in the story, "Hay Expo Host Dairy Divvies Up Duties." Check out last year’s Hay Expo through our photo gallery, “10 Photos In Anticipation Of 2013 Hay Expo.”