The Kentucky Department of Agriculture Forage Testing Program along with the University of Kentucky hand out certificates to the Forage Participants that have the Best Alfalfa and the Best Alfalfa/Grass hay for the months of April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November with an Alfalfa Champion Hay.
Participants are recognized with a certificate and featured in the Kentucky Forage and Grasslands Website.
Who is eligible: A Kentucky Producer that Produces His/Her Own Hay **Purchased hay is not eligible**
What Hay can be entered: Alfalfa Hay and Alfalfa/Grass Mix (any form)
How Much Does it Cost: No Fee – Included with Paid Kentucky Department of Agriculture Forage Test
How is it Entered: By Harvest Date
The Contest season: The Growing Seasons are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November of the current year.
How is it Scored: The Highest Score is based By Adding The Relative Feed Value (RFV) and Protein Content (cp). This determines who will Win For Each Category And Month.
The Prize: 1) A certificate recognizing your accomplishment of having the best alfalfa or alfalfa/grass. 2) A $30.00 discount on the registration cost at the Heart of America Grazing Conference in 2016. 3) A delicious meal. 4) Knowledge.
When is the Conference: The forage contest is held after the following harvest year.