Daily field demonstrations of forage equipment will be a part of Empire Farm Days, set for Aug. 5-7 at the Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY.
More than 600 ag exhibits, as well as farm equipment test-driving opportunities, workshops and livestock handling demonstrations, will be available.
Daily field demonstrations will include forage chopping and handling at 10 a.m.; hay mowing at 11 a.m.; tillage and GPS at 1 p.m.; and hay raking, baling, processing and handling at 2 p.m.
New this year will be demonstrations of a drive-over axle scale for weighing trucks and forage loads. The Cornell Recycling Agricultural Plastics Program will demonstrate how to use recycled plastic products in baling, as well as equipment for storing and compacting plastic. A one-hour baler operator certification course will be offered on-site.
For more information, visit www.empirefarmdays.com or call 877-697-7837. Admission is free, but parking is $10.