Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association Hosting Conference

Area hay and forage producers are invited to attend the 36th Annual Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association (EIHPA) Annual Meeting and Conference on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Buzzy’s in Welton.  Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the program scheduled to begin at 10:25 a.m.

This year’s speakers feature Brian Lang, ISU Extension agronomist, and Kevin Steele, Motor Vehicle Captain, Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT). Lang will discuss the keys to profitable alfalfa production.  Steele will discuss rules for the road when hauling agricultural products with a focus on hauling hay. Also Virgil Schmitt, ISU Extension Field Agronomist, will present effective scouting techniques in forages, and Denise Schwab, ISU Extension Beef Specialist, will discuss advantages to processing hay.

Following lunch and a brief annual meeting to elect officers and directors.

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.