Crops: Hay and Forages

CROPS – HAY AND FORAGES-County Only Project
There is no 4-H class at the State Fair, but 4-H members may exhibit in open class.
A completed record sheet signed by your 4-H leader must be presented, along with your exhibit, at project check-in at the fair.
This project is divided into three levels according to the following breakdown:
Level 1 Grades 3, 4, & 5
Level 2 Grades 6, 7, & 8
Level 3 Grades 9 and Above
General Rules
1. The Crops projects offered by Fountain County are Corn, Hay and Forages, Small Grains (oats and wheat) and Soybeans.
2. A Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be named in each Crops Project.
3. If a poster is exhibited, it must be 22" x 28", exhibited horizontally, and must have a firm backing and a transparent covering. Place a small label in lower right hand corner with the following information: Name, Grade/Age, Club, Project, and Level. Refer to "How To Prepare A Poster Project" in this handbook for details on preparing posters.
4. It is recommended/suggested that all posters, notebooks, and display boards include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed or a lack thereof.
Exhibit Requirements
All Levels: Exhibit at least one section of baled new hay.
Attach an information card to your exhibit, giving the following information:
1. Variety or hybrid and number ______
2. Date of planting ______
3. Maturity (early, medium, or late) ______
4. Kind and amount of fertilizer applied ______ 5. Method of application _____
6. Approximate pounds planted per acre ______
Project sheet: 4-H 39a Record sheet: C4-H 626a (Rev 11/17)


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