Hopkins County Hay Show
Date and Entry Deadlines Announced
by: Dr. Mario Villarino
The Hopkins County Hay show, a long tradition in Hopkins County, has been scheduled for October 4th, 2012 at 6:30 am. The professional agricultural workers, a long term civil association in charge of the Hopkins County Hay show will host the event during their traditional breakfast meeting. We are inviting all hay producers to bring a hay sample to the extension office located at 1200B Houston Street in Sulphur Springs between September 4th and 17th, 2012. All hay samples will get a protein tested free and the winner will get $100.00. This is a win-win situation- Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent and Vice-president of Ag Workers mentioned.
Hay producers in Hopkins County can get ahead of the hay feeding season by learning the protein content of the hay they will be selling or using. Also, top hay samples will get an opportunity to compete for a $100 prices and hold the honors of becoming the Hopkins County Hay producer for the year. Even last year during severe drought conditions, Hopkins County was able to produce hay that was used or sold during extreme circumstances. This year, our ryegrass production was superb and recent rains will certainly benefit summer grass production. Hay producers most learn how to get the best bang from their investment and participating in the Hopkins County Hay show is one on those, since every sample will get tested during judging.
Samples can be entered from September 4th until September 17th at 5:00 pm. So next time you are in town enjoying the city or the fall festival, bring a sample of your hay and enter it in the hay show. All entries will be presented October 4th 2012 at 6:30 am during the Agricultural Professional Workers breakfast for an active auction. All proceeds from the hay show will benefit scholarships and youth livestock projects sponsored by Professional Agricultural Workers throughout the year. So, get your hay samples enter them into the show and support your community. Entries to the hay show are free, two entries per producer, all entries should be grown in Hopkins County. For more information contact the Hopkins County Extension Office at 903-885-3443.