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Adult Hay & Field Crops

Date of Show: August 12-21
Time of Show: Open during Fair hours
Location: Rowland Barn in Fiddlers Grove (see map below)


Hay Entries - Pre-entry of all hay is required. Pre-enter by calling your local Extension Agent.

Chairman - Tom Bobo, 615-504-3694,

Extension Agents:Chris Hicks - 615-735-2900, Lucas Holman – 615-444-9584 Field Crop Entries - Will be accepted, Monday, August 9, from 12:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the Rowland Barn in Fiddlers Grove

General Rules for all Hay and Field Crops entries
  • Open only to Tennessee State Farmers age 18 years of age and over.
  • All exhibits must be grown on a Tennessee farm by a Tennessee State resident.
  • Only one entry per person per lot.
  • Premiums will be paid and exhibits removed on Sunday, August 22 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 thru 10th–$10.00

1. Hay entries will be judged on physical aspects of the hay. Physical aspects will include leafiness, maturity, odor, color, cleanness and texture.
2. Entries must be composed of forage which has been cut, cured, baled and stored in barn or covered in Wilson County.

Lot 1. Legumes other than clover - alfalfa/lespedeza
Lot 2. Cool season perennial grass (tall fescue, orchardgrass, etc.)
Lot 3. Warm season perennial grass (Bermudagrass, etc.)
Lot 4. Cool season – annual grass (wheat, oats, etc.)
Lot 5. Warm season – annual grass (sorghum 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 (Shuck/Silks removed)
Lot 2. Heirloom Corn (Shuck/Silks removed)
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

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

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

Class 4 – Burley Tobacco

1. Longest Leaf

2.Three Best Stalks
3.Best Stalk
4.Tallest Stalk
5.Most Leaves on a Stalk (minimum of 6” leaf)

Class 5 – Cotton

1.Best Cotton

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