Mike Pace, Director, 452-8763
Rhonda Pace, 4-H Asst Director, 452-8082
Baled Hay Contest
Hay Contest Rules
1. Samples must be entered at the Crops Barn at the Box Elder County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, August 25, between the hours of 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. or on Wednesday, August 26, between the hours of 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
2. Exhibitors will compete by entering one small bale or 80 to 100 pound portion of a large bale.
3. Three classes of hay will be accepted.
Lot 1: First cutting of alfalfa
Lot 2: Second cutting of alfalfa
Lot 3: Third and fourth cutting of alfalfa
4. There is a limit of one entry per class per farm.
5. Hay must have been grown in Box Elder County by the exhibitor.
6. Judging will be based on :
a. 70% NIR Forage Analysis
b. 30% Hay Sensory Evaluation
7. Entries containing noxious weeds will be disqualified.
AWARDS: Grand, Reserve, and Honorable Mention Overall; 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each class. Premiums furnished by contest sponsors.
Rules and Regulations for Agricultural Crops
You may pre-register your exhibit online at www.boxeldercounty.org then click on fair online entry beginning July 13 through midnight on August 14, 2015. Please type in the description from the fair book :
Example 1: Department 001, Class A, Lot 3 - Garden Produce, Description - #19 Peppers, 5 bell. (You type in this description.)
Example 2: Department 001, Class B, Lot 6 - Fruit & Nuts, Description - #81 Elderberries, 2 bunches
Access the entry forms at the top of this page or at http://extension.usu.edu/boxelder/ Scroll down to the Box Elder County Fair option on the left-hand side of the page and then click to crop, vegetable and fruits link for the entry forms. Forms may also be picked up prior to the fair at the USU Extension Office.
SEVERAL CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
1. Exhibits will be accepted on Tuesday, August 25 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, August 26 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
2. Entries are restricted to residents of Box Elder County.
3. Only one entry per person of the same kind or variety will be accepted.
4. The entry must include the exact number of specimens as identified in the class list or it will not be accepted.
5. All exhibits must have been grown by the exhibitor.
6. All entries will be judged on their own merit and judging is closed to the public.
7. All vegetables and fruit exhibits should be as near market maturity and quality and as fresh as possible.
8. All specimens in the exhibit should be of the same color, size, shape, maturity and variety.
9. Specimens should be clean and free of soil and blemishes caused by insects, bruising, wind, etc.
10. Exhibitors must be 5 years of age or older.
11. Judging of exhibits will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26.
12. THE SUPERVISOR WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CROP EXHIBITS OR RIBBONS UNCLAIMED BY 10:00 P.M. ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 29.
13. IT IS THE EXHIBITOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE EXHIBITS ARE ENTERED IN THE PROPER CLASS BY MARKING THE CORRECT DESCRIPTION NUMBER ON THE ENTRY FORM.
14. Class criteria are as follows:
Lot 1 - Sheaf Grains
Sheaf grain and forage must be between 3 and 5 inches in diameter and tied at base, top and center.
3. Corn, Silage, 5 stalks
4. Corn, Grain, 5 stalks
6. Safflower, 3-5 plants, no roots
Lot 2 - Seed Grain
9. Alfalfa Seed, 1 qt.
10. Barley, 1 qt.
11. Corn, Grain, 1 qt.
12. Oats, 1 qt.
13. Safflower, 1 qt
14. Wheat, 1 qt.
Lot 3 - Garden Produce
Lot 3 Premiums
Class A - Adult
Class B - 4-H/FFA
Class C - Youth
Lot 4 - Garden Produce
Lot 4 Premiums
Class A - Adult
Class B - 4-H/FFA
Class C - Youth
Lot 5 - Herbs
Fresh Herbs- one bunch with 15 stems unless listed otherwise.
Lot 6 - Fruits and Nuts
81. Apples, 5
104. Corn, Indian, 3 ears
105. Corn, ornamental, 3 ears
106. Gourds, 5 small, less than 4 inches
107. Gourds, 3 medium, 4 - 9 inches
108. Gourds, 1 large, larger than 9 inches
109. Popcorn, 3 ears
111. Eggs, 1 dozen – same color
112. Herbs, dry - 1 pint bag
113. Sunflower - Head only
Lot 8 - Largest Specimen
All specimens entered in Class D. Only one 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbon will be awarded in each class. Only the lots listed will be accepted.
117. Squash, Winter - No zucchini
121. Sunflower - Tallest plant, roots removed
122. Sunflower - Largest head, stalk removed
123. Sweet Corn - Longest ear
Lot 9 - Special Exhibit -Limit one per family
All specimens entered in Class D. Only one 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbon will be awarded in each class. All other entries will receive a $2.00 participant premium.
Class D - All
124. Harvest Basket - must include 6 or more classes with each meeting the individual class requirement and be grown by the 4-H exhibitor.
125. Pepper Basket - must include 4 or more types & varieties of peppers with each meeting the individual class requirements.
Lot 10 - Special Exhibit -Limit one per family
All specimens entered in Class D. Only one 1st , 2nd and 3rd place ribbon will be awarded in each class. All other entries will receive a $1.00 participant premium.
126. Most unusual, weird, bizarre, odd, or strangest fruit or vegetable
127. Produce Art – can be cut, glued and contain multiple vegetables, etc.
Lot 11 - Let's Get Growing Contest
Vegetable Judging Contest
The vegetable judging contest will be held Thursday, August 27, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Crops Barn. This contest is open to youth ages 8-18. Participants are graded on their ability to judge multiple classes of vegetables in areas including market maturity, size, shape and absence of disease and blemishes. Age categories are as follows: Junior 8-10, Intermediate 11-13, and Senior 14-18. Prizes are award in each category.