Plan Now for the Ag Progress Days Hay Show and Forage Tour

Submit hay samples at one of eight extension offices for this year’s Hay Show and register now for the PA Forage and Grassland Council research tour and picnic.
Plan Now for the Ag Progress Days Hay Show and Forage Tour - News

Updated: August 9, 2018

Plan Now for the Ag Progress Days Hay Show and Forage Tour

Will your sample be a winner at this year’s Hay Show? Jessica Williamson Photo

The Hay Show at Ag Progress Days allows Pennsylvania hay growers the chance to enter their hay, learn its nutritional content and see how it compares with others from across the state. If you made good hay this year, pull a couple of your best bales and consider submitting them for judging. This year there are 26 classes to showcase the different forage mixes and production practices found across the state. For those that competed in the past, please note that that the hay classes have changed. Section I will include only completely field-cured hay and Section II will include heat or mechanical drying, as well as added hay preservatives.

The show is located inside the Harrington Building at the end of East 5th Street. Each Hay Show entry must have a completed entry form . There is no entry fee for members of the PA Forage and Grassland Council; the non-member fee is $10 per sample. If you are not a member of the PFGC and would like to join or you have questions about the show, contact at 814-355-2467 go to the PA Forage and Grassland Council website. Deadline for sample delivery to Ag Progress Days is 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 14th. In addition, you can drop off samples at one of locations below.

Drop-Off Location Address

Deadline Date

Deadline Time

Contact Info

Northampton County Ext. Office
14 Gracedale Ave.
Nazareth, PA
Friday, August 104:00 p.m.Donna Foulk
Crawford County Ext. Office
1099 Morgan Village Rd, Suite A
Meadville, PA 16335
Friday, August 104:00 p.m.Joel Hunter
Dauphin County Ext. Office
1451 Peters Mountain Road
Dauphin, PA
Friday, August 104:00 p.m.Liz Bosak
Perry County Ext. Office
8 S Carlisle St
New Bloomfield, PA
Friday, August 104:00 p.m.Liz Bosak
Bedford County Ext. Office
120 W. John Street, Suite 2
Bedford, PA
Monday, August 134:00 p.m.Melanie Barkley
Blair County Ext. Office
266 Aviation Way
Martinsburg, PA 16662
Monday, August 1312:00 p.m.Zach Larson
Cambria County Ext. Office
499 Manor Dr
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Monday, August 1312:00 p.m.Zach Larson
Potter County Ext. Office
7 Water Street
Coudersport, PA
Monday, August 139:00 a.m.Nicole Carutis

The other event that the PFGC offers at Ag Progress Days is the Forage Research Tour and Picnic. The tour begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, August 15th at the Penn State Agronomy Research Farm. There is no charge for the tour. The picnic begins with appetizers at 4:00 pm and dinner is at 5:30pm. The PFGC provides everything; just come with your family and your appetite. The cost is $15 per adult, $9 for children under 10 and FREE for children under 4. Please register  by August 10th to allow for an accurate count for food and beverages. Payment is accepted at the door, however please Terri at or 814-355-1912 to RSVP.


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