HAY EXPO: First Time In Central Iowa
All the heavy rain Wednesday night did not stop the Farm Progress Hay Expo near Boone.
The Expo is making its first showing in central Iowa. In the past the show has been hosted in northeast Iowa, but planners brought the show to Boone, to catch more farmers from South Dakota and Nebraska. Mark Lovig is the Operations Manager for the show, he says the rain only cancelled one live event, the dry hay baling. Other wise farmers were getting demonstrations for hay mowing and raking equipment.
“The ground was pretty dry here,” said Lovig. “She’ll take quite a bit of water, this site is set up for rainy weather so we can still have a static show, and it’s worked out that the hay is able to be cut,” he added.
Dale Drescher came to Boone from Keister, MN. He said he began mowing hay with a sickle mower, and things have come a long way since then with self-propelled units.The two day show concluded Thursday, however the huge Farm Progress Show will return August 28, 29, and 30th.