Del Voight, Chairperson– 717-270-4391

Overall Farm Crop Rules

1. Single entry per farm.  If judge determines entries are from same field, one will be thrown out.

2. Premiums are listed in sections.

Overall Premier Exhibitor- $20.00– shall be selected based on participation in the areas of whole corn plant, corn silage, haylage and hay. Winner must have exhibited in the above areas to win this award. Name of Premier Exhibitor will be displayed on Farm Crops plaque.

3. If any entry container will be picked up at the end of Fair, mark entry tag with “will pick-up”.

4. Sample must be from most recent growing season.

5. Exhibits must be pre-entered but need only pay entry fee when exhibits are brought to the fairgrounds.

DIVISION 1

GRAIN AND SEED CROPS

Grain and Seed Crop Rules

1. One quart of untreated grain to be exhibited in a 1 quart plastic zip lock bag.

2. Entries judged on bushel weight, purity, and visual evaluation.

Classes:                                                                                    

01. Field Corn Ear (6 ears)

02. Shelled Corn (1 quart)

03. Indian Corn, Open Pollinated (6 ears)

04. Indian Ornamental Popcorn (fingers) (6 ears)

05. Popcorn, white (6 ears)

06. Popcorn, yellow (6 ears)

07. Popcorn, red (6 ears)

08. Field Corn, Hybrid (1 stalk w/ root ball encased in plastic bag)

09. Soybean plant (3 stalks with roots in plastic bag)

10. Soybean grain, any variety (1 quart)

11. Oats, any variety (1 quart)

12. Rye Seed, any variety (1 quart)

13. Wheat, any variety (1 quart)

14. Winter Barley, any variety (1 quart)

15. Sunflower Seeds (1 quart)

16. Sunflowers, largest head

17. Sunflowers, most perfect head

18. Sorghum, any variety (1 quart)

19. Any Other Grain (1 quart)

Premiums: 1st-$5.00; 2nd-$4.00; 3rd-$3.00; 4th-$2.00; 5th-$1.00

ENTRY FEE: $.50

DIVISION 2

HAY

Hay Rules

1. Long hay only.  An exhibit shall consist of one 8-12” flake. A slice of 12”x24” may be brought if cut from a round or large square bale. Producers with animals at the Fair may pre-enter and only pay for exhibited classes on site Friday evening and drop off Saturday morning before 9:00 a.m. at side door of North Hall.

2. All entries will be given to the Dairy/Beef barns for forage OR may be picked up after judging.

3. A copy of the forage testing value should accompany the flake of hay. Values for CP NDF and ADF are the minimum needed to report.

Classes:

01. Alfalfa– Alfalfa with not over 10% grasses. First cutting.

02. Alfalfa– Alfalfa with not over 10% grasses. Later cutting.

03. Alfalfa Grass Mixed– A mixture of alfalfa and grasses with over 10% but not over 50% grasses. First cutting.

04. Alfalfa Grass Mixed– A mixture of alfalfa and grasses with over 10% but not over 50% grasses. Later cutting.

05. Clover– Clover with not over 20% of timothy or other grasses.

06. Clover– Grass Mixed– A mixture of clover and grass with over 20% but less than 50% of grasses.

07. Grass– Mixtures of timothy and/or other grasses and containing not more than 10% legumes. First cutting.

08. Grass– Mixtures of timothy and/or other grasses and containing not more than 10% legumes. Later cutting.

09. Mixed– More than 50% of legumes. Any mixture not classified in the previous classes but which contain 50% or more singly or in combination of alfalfa, trefoil, clover and grasses.

10. Mixed– More than 50% of grasses. Any mixture not classified in the previous classes but which contain 50% or more singly or in combination of alfalfa, trefoil, clover and grasses.

Premiums: 1st-$6.00; 2nd-$5.00; 3rd-$4.00; 4th-$3.00; 5th-$2.00

ENTRY FEE: $.60

Grand Champion Hay$50.00     Reserve Champion Hay-$25.00

DIVISION 3

SILAGE

Silage Rules

1. Crop must be named.

2. Silage crop must be named. Exhibits must consist of a 1 gallon clear zip lock bag.

3. A copy of the forage testing value should accompany the sample. Values for CP NDF, ADF and lignin and starch content are the minimum needed to report.

Classes:

01. Perennial crops– direct cut, with or without preservatives.

02. Perennial crops– wilted or low moisture, with or without preservatives.

03. Annuals other than corn– direct cut, with or without preservatives.

04. Annuals other than corn– wilted or low moisture, with or without preservatives.

05. Corn silage.

06. High Moisture Corn, whole shelled.

07. High Moisture Corn, ground ear.

Premiums: 1st-$5.00; 2nd-$4.00; 3rd-$3.00; 4th-$2.00; 5th-$1.00

ENTRY FEE: $.50

DIVISION 4

STRAW

Straw Rules

1. An exhibit shall consist of one 8-12” flake.

Classes:

01. Oat

02. Wheat

03. Barley

04. Rye

Premiums: 1st-$8.00; 2nd-$5.00; 3rd-$4.00

ENTRY FEE: $.80