The Northwest Hay Expo is the premier alfalfa and forage event in the Pacific Northwest. Come and join us for breakout sessions about alfalfa, timothy, market trends, current issues in the industry and more. 

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  • Day 1 - January 17th
    Risk Management

    Day 1 - January 17th

    Session A - Morning - Risk Management - Room E/F

    Registration Desk Opens at 7:30 a.m.

    8:30 a.m. - Washington State Farm Bureau

    9:00 a.m. - Don't Stop Planning Your Legacy/Transition - How to Keep Moving Forward, Corey Brock,Brock Law Firm

    9:30 a.m. - Making Sense of the Current Tax Law Transition, Todd King,Leffel Otis Warwick PS

    10:00 a.m. - Trade Show Break

    10:30 a.m. - Paid Sick Leave Law, Tuyen Manikhoth, Department of Labor and Industries

    11:10 a.m. - Worker Protection Standards, WSDA

    Noon - Keynote Luncheon - Jerry Carroll

    1:30 p.m. - Advancing Alfalfa Through New Breeding Techniques, Dr. Charles Hawkins, USDA ARS

    2:00 p.m. - Boron Fertilization under Irrigation and Dryland, Dr. Emily Glunk, MSU Forage Specialist

    2:30 p.m. - Roundup Herbicide Injury on RR Alfalfa, Dr. Earl Creech, USU Extension, Cropping Systems Specialist

    3:00 p.m. - Trade Show Break

    3:30 p.m. - Comparing Hi-Gest Alfalfa to other Alfalfa, Dr. Steve Norberg, WSU Extension

    4:00 p.m. - Implementing Advances in Center Pivot Irrigation on my Farm, Drex Gauntt, Producer/NAFA Board Member

    4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Trade Show Reception

  • Day 1- January 17th 
    Forage Management

    Day 1 - January 17th

    Session B - Morning - Risk Management - Room GH

    Registration Desks Opens at 7:30 a.m.

    8:30 a.m. - The Growing Demand for Low Carb Horse Hay,Natalie Shaw, WSU Graduate Student 

    9:00 a.m. - Valuing Alfalfa from a Nutrient Perspective, Steve Norberg, WSU Extension

    9:30 a.m. - The Art and Science Behind Feeding Horses Alfalfa,  Emily Glunk, MSU Forage Specialist

    10:00 a.m. - New Herbicides for Winter Annual Weed Control in Alfalfa, Earl Creech, USU Cropping Systems Specialist

    10:30 a.m. - Break - Trade Show

    11:00 a.m. - 2017 Results from WSHGA and WSU Variety Trials,  Dr. Steve Norbert, WSU Extension

    11:30 a.m. - NAFA Update,  Drex Guantt, NAFA Board Member

    Noon - Keynote Luncheon - Jerry Carroll

    1:30 p.m. - The Influence of the Number of Cuts on Yield and Quality of Alfalfa, Dr. Tim Woodward, Dean of Agriculture, Columbia Basin College

    2:00 p.m. - No-Tilling Alfalfa into Timothy, Rick Nielson, Columbia View Farms

    2:30 p.m. - Trade Show Break

    3:00 p.m. - Innovation in Center Pivot Irrigation with Hay Crops, Troy Peters, WSU Irrigation Specialist

    3:30 p.m. - What Can Be Done to Decrease Nitrates in Alfalfa, Dr. Steve Fransen, WSU Extension, Forage Specialist

    4:00 p.m. - Aerial Applications, Nick Bunger, AirTrac

    4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Trade Show Reception

  • Day 2- January 18th
    General Session

    Day 2 - January 18th

    Registration Desk Opens at 8:00 a.m.

    8:30 a.m. - Welcome and Business Meeting

    8:35 a.m. - Emergence of Middle Eastern Demand for Forage Crops,Alan Hallman, Agricultural Attaché, Embassy of the United States of America, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (via Skype)

    9:35 a.m. -Trade Show Break

    10:30 a.m. - Fuel Update,Tina Hampton, RE Powell

    11:00 a.m. - Utilizing Data for a More Profitable Operation, Jared Schmidt, Research Agronomist, FarmLogs (via Skype)

    11:45 a.m. - Social Media in Hay Production - Digital Efforts of the Association, (in the luncheon room) - Andrew Eddie, Digital Media, WSHGA

    Noon - Keynote Luncheon - Madi Clark, Washington Policy Center

    1:30 p.m. - Got Alfalfa...for Dairy Rations? Deb Wilks, EPL Feed LLC

    2:00 p.m. - USFEC Update, John Sczepanski, US Forage Export Council

    2:30 p.m. - Export Panel

    3:00 p.m. - Conference Adjournment


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Current Exhibitors List

There are over 90 exhibitors coming to this year's event covering a wide range of services and products.


Exhibitor List
Exhibitor Booths

Over 90 exhibitors will be present at this year's event covering a variety of products.

Industry Talks

Come listen to industry professionals discuss current topics effecting the ag industry.

Keynote Speakers

Ag comedian Jerry Carroll will be on hand Wednesday to talk about Dirt in His DNA and Madi Clark from the Washington Policy Center will present during Thursday's lunch.

Premier Forage Expo

The NW Hay Expo brings over 400 attendees through the door at the Three Rivers Convention Center and is the premier hay and forage expo on the West Coast.

Three Rivers Convention Center

7048 W Grandridge Blvd Kennewick WA 99336


Special Rates for NW Hay Expo Attendees:

Springhill Suites by Marriott (Attached to the Three Rivers Convention Center) | (509) 820-3026

Room Rate: $119 (Expires 12/18/17)

Hilton Garden Inn (Across the Road from the Convention Center) | (509) 735-4600

Room Rate: $109 (Expires 12/18/17)

Hilton Columbia Center | (509) 783-0611

Room Rate: $99