COAL VALLEY, Ill. — The 2013 Illinois Forage Expo is set for
Tuesday, July 16, and will be hosted by Adam Schroeder, Coal Valley.
The event will be held on Niabi Zoo Road, just east of the
zoo in Rock Island County, and will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The expo will include field demonstrations of forage
harvesting equipment and commercial displays of forage related products and
equipment. In addition, educational sessions focusing on forage management will
A quality hay and haylage contest will be available for
producers to enter 2013 harvested bales and haylage. Contest entries must be
delivered on site from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
There is no entry fee, and near-infrared spectroscopy
analysis will be provided free of charge. Bales weighing more than 100 pounds
will need an official scale weigh ticket.
Four hay and one haylage class will be available, and class
winners will receive a certificate.
For information about exhibiting a commercial display,
contact Dave Gentry of Growmark Inc. at (309) 557-6397 or email
More details about the expo are available at
The expo is cosponsored by the Illinois Forage and Grassland
Council, University of Illinois Extension and the U.S. Department of
Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.