Adult Hay & Field Crops

Sunday, 20 August 2017 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Repeats daily, until 26 Aug 2017
Location: Veterans Building, East Baddour Parkway 945, Lebanon, Tennessee, United States
Category: Competitions

2017 Wilson County Fair

Adult Hay & Field Crops

(Open Only to Wilson County Farmers, age 18 years of age and over.)
(Youth entries will be entered in the Youth Hay and Field Crops division.)

Show Chairman:  Tom Bobo
County Ext. Director & Ag Agent:  Ruth Correll, 615-444-9584

SponsorsLebanon Distributing, Wilson Farmers Co-op, Edwards Feed

Hay Entries - Pre-entry of all hay is required.  Pre-enter by calling the chairman, Tom Bobo, 615-504-3694 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ruth Correll, 615-444-9584 before July 17.  All hay will be sampled and analyzed.  Samples for analysis will be collected by a UT Extension Agriculture Agent. 

Field Crop Entries (corn and soybeans) - will be accepted Thursday, August 17 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:

1.       All exhibits must be grown on a WILSON COUNTY farm by a Wilson County resident.

2.       Only one entry per person per lot.

3.       Premiums will be paid and exhibits removed on Sunday, August 27 between 1:00-3:00 p.m.  (Entries not removed by 3:00 p.m. will be disposed of at discretion of the show chairmen.)
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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

  1. Please schedule a date with the UT Extension Agricultural Agent by July 19 to collect your hay sample.  The samples will be processed by UT Soil, Plant and Pest Lab.  A block of hay from either a square or round bale will also be collected for judging the physical aspects of the hay.  This block of hay will be displayed during the fair.  Judging will be based 30% on physical aspects and 70% on the lab analysis.  Physical aspects will include leafiness, maturity, odor, color, cleanness and texture.  Lab results for crude protein, TDN and RFQ will be considered in the nutritional analysis.
  2. 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/Lespedeza
    Lot 2.  Cool season perennials (tall fescue, orchard grass, etc.)
    Lot 3.  Warm season perennials (bermuda grass, etc.)
    Lot 4.  Cool season annuals (wheat, oats, etc.)
    Lot 5.  Warm season annuals (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.