The 23rd annual Farm Progress Hay Expo, the nation's largest two-day hay event, will be held June 10 and 11 at Trinity Farms, located near Hixton, Wis.
The show returns to a Wisconsin location after hosting several more recent events at locations on notable farms in prime Iowa alfalfa, hay and dairy producing areas.
Trinity Farms was created two years ago as a joint partnership between Aaron Kidd, Travis Armitage and Lynn Sedelbauer. The partners grow corn, soybeans, alfalfa and small grains on their farm; manage a 2,400 custom dairy heifer operation; and operate a custom planting, chopping and baling business and grain trucking company. By pooling their resources through the joint venture, the three partners are able to explore new opportunities that otherwise would have been unattainable.
In addition to their work on the farm, the three partners stay busy with family activities. Aaron and his wife, Gwen, have three children: Lauren (age 6), Lia (age 4) and Ben (age 6 months). Travis and his wife, Stacy, have three sons: Garrison (age 5), and twins Grason and Gabe (age 4). Lynn and his wife, Barb, have three grown children: David, Chad and Laura.
“I am pleased to have the Hay Expo return to Wisconsin and to be working with Trinity Farms. The site gives us an excellent opportunity to showcase our exhibitors' products and live-action hay equipment demonstrations for the nation's hay producers. The location is readily accessible from Interstate 94, which makes it very easy for farmers to attend the show,” says Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress national shows manager.
Farm Progress publications Wisconsin Agriculturist, Wallaces Farmer and The Farmer sponsor the event. Hay Expo offers farmers the opportunity to see a wide array of new hay and forage technology with its extensive exhibit field and working demonstrations conducted throughout each event day.
The two-day hay extravaganza will showcase mowing, conditioning, baling, hay handling, and silage demonstrations on alfalfa and forages. Visitors will be able to compare the various equipment brands operating side by side under actual field conditions at Trinity Farms.
A 10-acre exhibit field will highlight displays from the major and shortline specialty manufacturers; seed, building and storage facility suppliers; and a range of related product vendors. Exhibitors plan to showcase a host of new items designed to boost the efficiency and profitability of hay and forage production.
The 2009 Farm Progress Hay Expo will be held June 10 and 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The show site is located off of Interstate 94, northeast of Hixton at Trinity Farms. Admission is free; parking is $7 per vehicle. The public is welcome.
For more information, visit www.HayExpo.com or call (866) 264-7469.