Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association Meeting & Conference

Area hay and forage producers are invited to attend the 35rd Annual Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association (EIHPA) Annual Meeting and Conference on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Buzzy’s in Welton.  Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the program scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.


This year’s speakers feature Brian Lang, ISU Extension agronomist, and Matthew Digman, Assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Lang will discuss the economics and use of fungicides on alfalfa.  Digman will discuss technologies that aim to improve field productivity, forage quality and the bottom line.


Following lunch and a brief annual meeting to elect officers and directors, will be regional updates from Virgil Schmitt, ISU Extension Field Agronomist, and Denise Schwab, ISU Extension Beef Specialist.


Registration for the conference is $30 and includes a membership to EIHPA and meal.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.  Certified crop advisor credits are also available.  This conference is sponsored by EIHPA, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, and the Iowa Beef Center.


The Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association provides educational workshops and field days for forage producers in Jackson, Jones, Clinton, Cedar, Scott and Muscatine counties. However, forage producers from other counties are also welcome to participate.  For more information contact Denise Schwab at dschwab@iastate.edu or Kevin Brown at brownfarm10@gmail.com or 563-872-4475.