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Farm Progress Hay Expo shows best of haying industry

Jeff Stoker Published on 10 June 2011
Hay Expo

Farmers from Minnesota and surrounding states converged on the fields of the Hernke farm in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, to participate in the 25th annual Farm Progress Hay Expo.

The show, held June 8 and 9, featured the best of the haying industry.  

Attendees not only had the chance to visit the 75+ commercial exhibitors, but also had the chance to see equipment in action with on-farm demonstrations. Each day had demonstrations on mowing and conditioning, chopping, raking and baling.  

This year visitors also experienced a nice variety of weather in Cannon Falls. Tuesday, the day before the show, saw temperatures topping 100 degrees with high winds.

Wednesday dropped into the 80s and Thursday saw highs of around 70 degrees with little wind.  

For more information on the Farm Progress Hay Expo, visit  

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Photos by Jeff Stoker.