AFGC Western Hay & Forage Tour

Sponsored by Forage & Grassland Foundation

We hope that you will be able to join us this late summer as the American Forage and Grassland Council along with the Forage and Grassland Foundation sponsors a unique glimpse into hay and forage production in the great northwest.      

We will gather in Pocatello, ID and then proceed west until we reach Seattle and head home from there.

We will see the most modern hay operations in the country along with processors and brokers that move hay worldwide.  We will see dairy operations and the Simplot potato plant that produces 3 million pounds of French fries per day.

We will also have some down time for white water rafting as well as some tours of downtown Seattle, etc.

This will be a once in lifetime event.  Dates are August 22, 2017 to August 30, 2017.  Registration is $1500 single occupancy or $1250 double occupacy, which includes lodging and bus transportation over tour dates.  Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Pocatello, ID and home from Seattle, WA, meals and rafting.  A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due by July 15, 2017 with full payment due by July 31, 2017.  

  To view the agenda click here.

  To view flyer click here.

  To register click here.

  For questions, Call Tom Keene at 859-257-3144. 



Optional Rafting Activity
On August 25, 2017 an optional rafting activity is available. Details are below and space can be reserved during the tour online registration process. 

"The Splash" Half Day Main Payette (Cost is $45)

A hometown favorite! This three-hour getaway has playful rapids, splashy whitewater and time for swimming, relaxing and floating. A perfect trip for first-time rafters, families, groups, locals and visitors, the "mighty Main" will take you from Banks to the Cascade Raft River Center, from the bustling city to tranquil outdoors, from the everyday to a lifetime memory.

"The Rush" Half Day Lower South Fork (Cost is $55)
Feed your soul with the rush of adventure! From Garden Valley to Banks, this eight-mile section of rollicking class III-IV rapids will launch you into an unforgettable whitewater experience. While you conquer rapids with names like Bronco Billy, Staircase, and Slalom you'll still find time for relaxation. This three-hour trip features convenient access and a blast of whitewater excitement.