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 Terri Breon 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.
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 contact Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-355-1912 to RSVP.