New conference draws Hay producers.
Nearly 200 producers from 25 states and Canada traveled to Overland
Park, Kan., for the first Hay Business Conference & Expo sponsored
by Hay & Forage Grower magazine. "The business of hay
production and marketing often flies under the radar," said Ron
Sorensen, publisher of the magazine. "This conference provided an
opportunity for professional hay producers to network with one another
and investigate new equipment and ideas." Conference presenters
included a branch chief of the USDA, a diverse panel of farmer /
marketers, university agronomists and economists, and representatives of
consulting firms and marketing associations. In the Expo portion of the
conference, 35 companies, from New Holland to ProAg Designs, displayed
their products and services.