When the page opens, click on "Interactive Show Map" and you will see four options, including one called My Show Planner. Once you have registered on the site, you will see the map of the expo grounds.
"Everything is based on that map," explains Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress national events manager. "With the map, a farmer can set up his own personal planner for what he wants to see at the Hay and Forage Expo."
Jungmann says all you have to do is move your mouse over an exhibit that you want to visit, click on "My Show Planner" and it will be on your planner. You can go back to the site as often as you want and update the planner.
Registration is not required, but viewers are limited to five entries on the planner, which can be printed but won't be saved on the site. Registering only requires an email address and password creation.
With Search for Exhibitors, you can look for your favorite companies and find out where they are located. An upgrade to "Featured Exhibitors" includes additional information on specific exhibitors, such as address, phone and fax numbers and links to their website and email address.
When you click on the Search Products tab, a list of categories of various products pops up. If you are interested in cattle feeding equipment, for example, click on that and you will see the list of companies exhibiting those products.
"With the Facility Overview tab, you can click on a field and see demos and times for that field and hover over a lot number, it will tell you the name of an exhibitor on that lot," says Jungmann.