Missouri State Fair Hay Contest

Fair Commissioner Don McQuitty, Fair Commissioner Sherry Jones, Fair Director Mark Wolfe, 2015 Missouri State Fair Queen Destiny Reed, Glenn and Toni Obermann, Fair Commissioner Lowell Mohler, Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce, Hay Contest Superintendant Mark Murphy.

Glenn and Toni Obermann, of Monett, received Overall Grand Champion at the Awards ceremony in the Hay Contest August 16 at the Missouri State Fair. Pictured are: Fair Commissioner Don McQuitty, Fair Commissioner Sherry Jones, Fair Director Mark Wolfe, 2015 Missouri State Fair Queen Destiny Reed, Glenn and Toni Obermann, Fair Commissioner Lowell Mohler, Former Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce, Hay Contest Superintendant Mark Murphy.

The 30th annual statewide hay contest was held in August at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. Hay contest entries were judged on quality, laboratory analysis and visual score. The contest is held to make Missouri hay producers aware of hay’s nutritional value, and the potential for growing and marketing quality forages. The contest also showcases the state’s top forages for potential buyers.

Many county fairs also hold contests. Always be sure to check contest rules and regulations. If you have questions or would like a copy of the Missouri State Fair Hay Contest Rules and Regulations or the 2015 contest results, please write:

Missouri Department of Agriculture
Hay Contest
P.O. Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102
or call (573) 751-5633
or email: [email protected]

The Missouri Department of Agriculture thanks the following sponsors for their support in making the hay contest possible:

  • Allied Seed LLC
  • America’s Alfalfa, Nampa, ID
  • Custom Laboratory, Inc., Golden City, MO
  • DELMHORST Instrument Company, Towaco, NJ
  • Dow Agro Sciences, Vandalia, MO
  • Forage Research, St. Joseph, MO
  • Green Seed Company, Springfield, MO
  • MFA Incorporated – Seed Division, Columbia, MO
  • The Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • The Missouri Forage and Grassland Council
  • Missouri Southern Seed Corporation, Rolla, MO
  • Sunfilm, South Hackensack, NJ
  • Syngenta Seeds, Overland Park, KS
  • Thoenen Ag Sales, Bonnots Mill, MO
  • WL Alfalfas, Madison, WI