Because of the ongoing pandemic and increasing coronavirus numbers across the Northwest, many of our local farming conventions have decided to move on-line this winter.
However, one that will not be on-line is the 2021 Northwest Hay Expo.
Andrew Eddie, Vice President of the Washington state Hay Growers Association said while a difficult decision, their board thought pulling the plug was in the best interest of growers, vendors and everyone involved.
“We didn’t want to put on anything was subpar to what we normally put on, just because we felt we couldn’t do it in the amount of time that we had to do it the way that we wanted.”
Eddie added while they won’t hold a virtual convention, they will still work to make sure growers have the needed tools for the upcoming season.
“We will be putting out some resources, we’ll still be putting out the variety trials and we’re still planning on hopefully having our mid-Columbia Hay Growers meeting up here in Moses Lake,” Eddie continued. “We’re just trying to keep pace and give our growers a little bit of what they’re looking for and what they can normally expect out of the Hay Expo.”
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