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Adult Hay & Field Crops

Date of Show: August 17-25
Time of Show: Open during Fair hours
Location: Rowland Barn in Fiddlers Grove (see map below)
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INFORMATION FOR COMPETITORS

Adult Hay & Field Crops

(Open Only to Adult Wilson County Farmers, age 18 years of age and over. )

(Youth entries can be entered in the Youth Hay and Field Crops division)

Show Chairmen: Tom Bobo, Stacey Word, Aaron Jenkins, Alex Anasky

Advisor: Ruth Correll, UT Extension Agriculture Agent - 444-9584


Hay Entries - Pre-entry of all hay is required. Pre-enter by calling the chairman, Tom Bobo, 615-504-3694, mbobo62@charter.net or Ruth Correll, 615-444-9584, acorrell@utk.edu, before August 10. Hay will be collected by Ruth Correll at the farm. Harvest date will be requested. No hay entries will be taken after August 13.

Field Crop Entries - Will be accepted, Thursday, August 13, from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Rowland Barn in Fiddlers Grove.


General Rules for all Hay and Field Crops entries:

  • Open only to Wilson County Farmers age 18 years of age and over.
  • All exhibits must be grown on a Wilson County farm by a Wilson County resident.
  • Only one entry per person per lot.
  • Premiums will be paid and exhibits removed on Sunday, August 23 at 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (entries not removed by 3:00 p.m. will be disposed of at discretion of the show chairmen.)

Class 1 - Hay (only one entry per person per lot –may be from either a square or round bale)

Premiums: 1st- $30.00 • 2nd- $25.00 • 3rd - $15.00 4th – 10th - $10.00

Hay may be from either a square or round bale. This block/sample of hay will be displayed during the fair. Round bale sample should fill a 13 gallon trash bag. Judging will be based on physical aspects. Physical aspects will include leafiness, maturity, odor, color, cleanness, and texture. Hay of same lot may be subdivided by “harvest date.” Entries must be composed of forage which has been cut, cured, baled and stored in barn or covered.

Lot 1. Legumes other than clover – alfalfa/Lespesdeza
Lot 2. Cool season perennials (tall fescue, orchardgrass, etc)
Lot 3. Warm season perennials (bermudagrass, etc)
Lot 4. Cool season - annuals (Wheat, oats, etc)
Lot 5. Warm-Season Annuals (sorghrum sudan, teff, crabgrass)
Lot 6. Mixed grass/legume combination


Class 2 - Field Corn

Lot 1 & 2 Premiums: 1st - $30.00 • 2nd - $25.00 • 3rd - $20.00

Lot 3 & 4 Premiums:1st - $20.00 2nd _ $15.00 3rd $10.00

Lot 1. Five ears of Hybrid Yellow (Shucks folded back)

Lot 2. Five ears of Heirloom Corn (variety required)

Lot 3. Tallest Stalk of Corn (Length)

Lot 4. Longest Ear of Corn (Length)


Class 3 - Soybeans
Premiums: 1st - $30.00 • 2nd - $25.00 • 3rd - $20.00

Lot 1. Soybeans, a bundle of 10 fresh stems tied in a group.

  • Whole soybean plants should be tied tight together.
  • Roots may or may not be removed, but should be free of soil.
  • Please provide plant variety, maturity group and planting date.
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