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Friday Feature: Southeast Hay Contest Video

The Southeast Hay Contest was started 14 years ago to showcase the excellent quality hay that is produced in the South.  If you take pride in producing high quality hay, this is an opportunity to see how the best hay you produce compares to other farms in the region.  This week’s featured video was produced …

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4-H Tailgate Cookery Contest

This contest teaches youth about meat science, food safety and communication skills. Tailgating.  The smell of charcoal in the air.  Cooking over a hot grill.  Earning lots of scholarship money? The Florida 4-H Tailgate Contest completed its first year in 2016, giving out over $ 15,000 in scholarship money to 4-H members.  This was made …

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Exciting Updates for the 4-H Horticultural ID Contest

4-H Judging Contests, like horticulture identification, teach essential life skills for work and personal success. Horticulture is one of our state’s leading industries, and for decades, the 4-H Horticulture ID contest has helped youth learn about this industry and demonstrate mastery of horticultural identification skills.  Even if a youth does not pursue a career in …

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2017 Hay Contest Seeks Best Hay and Baleage in the Southeast

Hay and baleage producers in the Southeast can earn major prizes at the 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest presented by Massey Ferguson. Thanks to Massey Ferguson’s sponsorship, and major support from sponsors for each of the seven categories in the SE Hay Contest, winners can take home cash prizes. The …

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Three Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2016 SE Hay Contest

Bill and Donna Conrad, Bascom, FL were recognized for their 3rd place alfalfa hay entry in the 2016 SE Hay Contest with an RFQ score of 238. Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Specialist (right)  coordinated the 12th annual contest and recognized the winners at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie Georgia.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo …

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Announcing the 4-H Tailgating Cookery Contest

The 4-H Tailgating Contest is a fun way to learn about nutrition and food safety. The “unofficial start of summer” was Memorial Day and nothing makes me think of summer more than the sounds and yummy smells of grilling out with family and friends.  Not only do I get to spend time with the people …

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2016 Southeast Hay Contest open for Entry

There are many economic reasons why southeastern forage growers have increased the quality of the forage they produce (great demand for their products, need for efficiency due to high input costs, etc.). But, the keys to success have been timely management, improved forage varieties, advanced harvest equipment, and related technologies that have come to the …

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Two Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2015 Southeast Hay Contest

The Southeastern Hay Contest winners were announced this week.  There were 375 total entries in the contest this year (185 in 2014).  Hay and baleage samples were ranked based on their Relative Forage Quality score (RFQ).  The contest was divided into seven categorizes:  warm season perennial grass hay (bermudagrass, bahiagrass),alfalfa hay, perennial peanut hay, perennial …

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1st Annual Statewide Nonnative Fish Catch, Click, and Submit Contest

The Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA) is organizing a nonnative freshwater fishing tournament for Invasive Species Week.   Begins:             6:00 AM Saturday February 21, 2015 Ends:               12:00 AM Sunday March 1, 2015   OBJECTIVES FOR TOURNAMENT Document the distribution of freshwater nonnative fish in Florida Increase awareness of the problem with nonnative freshwater …

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2014 Southeast Hay Contest Results

There were 185 entries in the 2014 Southeastern Hay Contest. Not only were there more samples sent in, but thanks to more favorable weather, the quality of the samples was better as well.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Extension Specialist and SE Hay Contest Coordinator The Southeast Hay Contest celebrated it 10th …

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