GFB accepting entries for 2018 Hay Contest
Georgia Farm Bureau is taking entries for the 2018 Bermudagrass Hay Contest and for the GFB Quality Hay Directory for buyers and sellers of Georgia grown hay. The contest is open to Georgia Farm Bureau members who produce any variety of dry Bermudagrass hay on their farm. The contest is designed to encourage farmers to produce better quality hay and the online directory continues to be an important marketing tool for our producers and an excellent resource for consumers of quality hay.
Prizes will be awarded to the top five entries. Contest winners the past three years are not eligible for prizes, though they may still submit samples for evaluation. Samples with nitrates above 4,500 parts per million or moisture greater than 18 percent will be disqualified.
Entry forms and complete contest rules are available on the GFB website at www.gfb.ag/haycontest. Producers must also be a GFB member to list in the hay directory. Producers who enter the hay contest can have a free listing in the hay directory if they choose.
The cost for the contest is $20.00 per sample. Checks for both should be made payable to Georgia Farm Bureau and mailed to the Georgia Farm Bureau Public Policy Department Agricultural Program at 1620 Bass Road, Macon, GA 31210. The deadline for contest entries is Oct. 31.
The directory will be only published online and can be entered at any time. The cost for listing in the hay directory alone is $10.00.
For more information, please contact the GFB Public Policy Department at 1-800-342-1196.