January 20-21, 2021

Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA

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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Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at this Year's Event?

Sponsors help to keep this great forage event going and brings recognition of your products to the premier forage show in the Pacific Northwest.

Contact Sheri Nolan at snolan@agmgt.com for more information on sponsorship for this event.

  • Day 1 - January 15th

    Registration Desk Opens at 7:30 a.m.

    8:30 a.m.Establishment Needs For Spring Planted Alfalfa, Dan Putnam, UC- Davis, CA

    9:00 a.m. How to Put Timothy Up in 3 Days and Alfalfa in 4 1/2 Days, Dr. Steve Fransen, WSU Prosser

    9:30 a.m. Phosphorus and Potassium: How Low Can You Go in Alfalfa? Dr. Steve Norberg. WSU Extension

    10:00 a.m. Trade Show Break

    10:30 a.m. An Emerging Alfalfa Root Problem: Clover Root Curculio Biology and Control, Steven Price, Utah State University Extension. Price, UT

    11:00 a.m. Soil pH: Mitigation and Maintenance, Jason A. Imes, Columbia River Carbonates

    11:30 a.m. Managing Weeds in New Seedling and Established Alfalfa Stands, Earl Creech, Utah State University, Logan, UT

    Noon Keynote Lunch

    1:30 p.m. Importance of Forage Testing: Linkage of Forage Quality to Markets and Profitability, Dan Putnam, UC-Davis, CA

    2:00 p.m. How to Choose a High Quality Laboratory & Common Abuses of Forage Quality Testing, Glenn Shewmaker, University of Idaho, Kimberly, ID

    2:30 p.m. What Potential is Available for Higher Quality Alfalfa, Dr. Steve Norberg, Washington State University Extension

    3:00 p.m. Trade Show Break

    3:30 p.m. 2019 WSHGA/WSU Variety Trials, Dr. Steve Norberg, WSU Extension

    4:00 p.m. Utilizing Pre-Emergence Herbicides for Control of Annual Grassy Weeds in Timothy Hay Production, Bruce Palmer, The McGregor Company

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


  • Day 2 - January 16th

    Registration Desk Opens at 8:00 a.m.

    8:30 a.m. Welcome, Business Meeting, and Social Media

    8:45 a.m. The Hoyt Report, Josh Callen

    9:15 a.m. Research Review on Improving End Use Quality and Tonnage in Timothy Hay, Cat Salois, The McGregor Company

    9:45 a.m. Trade Show Break

    10:45 a.m. Fuel Update, Tina Hamton, Christensen

    11:15 a.m. How the Terminal Works, The Northwest Seaport Alliance

    11:45 a.m. Keynote Luncheon

    1:15 p.m. Hay Markets, Jon Paul Driver, NWFCS

    1:45 p.m. MSC/Shipping Lines

    2:15 p.m. Emerging Markets: Where It's Heading/Feed Trials in India, John Sczepanski, USFEC

    3:15 p.m. Conference Adjournment

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 Speaker

This year's event has the wonderful pleasure of having Lesley Kelly (@highheelsandcanolafields) as the keynote speaker for both days of the event! She is going to talk about communicating effectively as a farm and brand and also going to touch on ending the stigma surrounding mental health in agriculture.

Premier Forage Expo

The NW Hay Expo brings over 500 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

7016 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: $120 (Expires 12/22/20)

Book Your Room at the Springhill Suites Here!

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

Room Rate: $110 (Expires 12/20/20)

Book Your Room at the Hilton Garden Inn Here!