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National Hay Association's 115th Annual Convention

Published on 18 October 2010
National Hay Assoc. Members

Lexington, Kentucky, was the gathering place for the National Hay Association's 115th Annual Convention held September 1-4, 2010.

Historical climatologist Evelyn Browning-Garriss was the keynote speaker, discussing weather developments in the U.S. and internationally over the past several years and offering a forecast for what lies ahead.

Other presentations included information about hay for horses, marketing hay and an update on Roundup Ready alfalfa.

Rollie Bernth of Ward Rugh Inc, Ellensburg, Washington, will serve as the new NHA President. Ron Bradtmuller, Central States Enterprises, Lake City, Florida will serve as 1st Vice President and Stan Steffen, Steffen Hay Company, Silverton, Oregon will serve as 2nd Vice-President.

Richard Larsen, Larsen Farms Hay Terminal, Dubois, Idaho, was awarded the NAH 2010 Haymaker of the Year award.

It was also announced that the National Hay Association Historical Committee has begun work on a project to put together a written history of the organization.

If you have any memories to share, either about a convention you attended or interaction with a member, please e-mail to Kent Doke at or Don Kieffer at .

The 2011 Annual convention will be held September 14-17 in Seattle, Washington. Make plans now to attend!  FG

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To see these photos and more from the 2010 National Hay Association Convention, check out the album on the Progressive Forage Grower Facebook page.

PHOTO 1: Incoming President Rollie Bernth (Ellensburg, Washington), Director Amy Freeburg (Gayville, South Dakota), President David Brumfield (Lexington, Kentucky)


General Meeting Speaker Evelyn Browning-Garriss  "the weather lady"

Evelyn Browning-Garriss

Haymaker of the Year Award winner Richard Larsen (Dubois, Idaho) and Past President Gary Freeburg (Gayville, South Dakota)

Richard Larsen

Honorary Member Raymond Oates (Waldron, Michigan), Past President 1995

Honorary Member Raymond Oates

First Vice President Ron Bradmuller (Lake City, Florida) and New NHA President Rollie Bernth (Ellensburg, Washington)

First Vice President Ron Bradmuller

NHA Board of Directors and Officers 2010-2011

NHA Board of Directors and Officers 2010-2011