Hay growers selling to the horse market in the Upper Midwest will have opportunities to touch base with their customers at two major venues later this month.

The 2012 Midwest Horse Fair is scheduled for April 20-22 at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. Educational seminars and clinics, equine competitions, entertainment and a trade show are among the attractions.

The Minnesota Horse Expo 2012 takes place the following weekend – April 27-29. Held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, the expo is billed as the state’s largest equine trade show and breed exhibition. Featured are 800 trade-show booths, educational presentations and a rodeo. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event.