Chairperson: Cliff Metcalfe (TEL) 613-989-1295 (CELL) 613-794-4598
Assistant: Hugh Metcalfe
2017 Field Crop Competition
Hay, Corn, Soybeans, White (Dry) Beans, Spring Wheat (Section # 50)
A) – Hay Competition: Two flakes of hay, four inches thick, from the competitors’ field that was judged, to be entered and exhibited at the fair.
B) – Corn Competition: Six Stalks of Corn from the competitors’ field that was judged, to be entered and exhibited at the fair.
C) – Soybean Competition: Field judging to be conducted during the month of August. Six Soybean plants (roots intact) will be entered and exhibited at the fair.
D) – White (Dry) Bean Competition: Field judging to be done in late July or early August. Six White (Dry) Bean plants (roots intact) will be entered and exhibited at the fair.
E) – Spring Wheat Competition: Field judging to be done in late July or early August. Ten pounds of grain taken from the field that was judged will be entered and exhibited at the fair. (Grain sample to be taken from current season (2017 harvest) crop, or 2016 crop in the event that the current season crop is not yet harvested.)
Each of the above listed classes must have at least 3 entries and 3 fields scored by the judge. .
A competitor may enter all of the above listed classes, but will be confined to one entry in each crop type. Two or more persons working within a farm partnership may each make one entry in each of the above listed classes.
Entries are limited to members who have paid their annual membership to the M.T.A.S or membership fees will be deducted from prize monies.
Fields must be at least five (5) acres in sized to qualify for field judging.
Field crops are to be scored on the following criteria: General appearance, uniformity of crop, yield potential, freedom from insect feeding, and fungus diseases.
Entries for hay competition to be in the hands of Cliff Metcalfe (Chairperson) prior to the fair. Hay judging may be done while judging the other field crops.
The Chairperson will keep in close touch with the competitor(s) and the competitors are to notify the Chairperson at least four (4) days prior to harvesting any crop that is likely to be judged. This will give the Chairperson time to notify the judge to view the fields.
Samples to be dropped off at the exhibit hall at the M.T.A.S. fairgrounds between 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM on Friday August 14, 2017. Exhibitor tags & bags will be available at the exhibit hall or by contacting the Chairperson in advance of the fair.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Both the Field & Fair exhibits must be entered within the same class to qualify for prizes – no exceptions.
Field score prize money: 1st-$22.00; 2nd-$20.00; 3rd -$18.00; 4th – $16.00; 5th – $14.00
Exhibit (at the fair) prize money: 1st-$22.00; 2nd– $20.00; 3rd– $18.00; 4th – $16.00; 5th – $14.00
Grains & Oilseeds (Section # 60)
10 pounds Oats (any variety)
10 pounds Six row Barley (any variety)
10 pounds Two Row barley (any variety)
10 pounds Mixed Grain
Best six stalks Corn Silage
First Cut Alfalfa
Legume Hay – 85% or better – First cut – 2 flakes
Mixed Grass & Legume Hay – First cut – 70-30 (either way) 2 flakes
Best second cut Grass Hay (85% Grass) 2 flakes
Second cut Alfalfa – 2 flakes
Second cut mixed Legume & Grass Hay (2 flakes)
8 ears corn (husks off)
10 pounds High Moisture Corn (Whole kernels or processed)
10 pounds of Soybeans (2012 season crop)
10 pounds of White (Dry) beans (2012 season crop)
1st prize = $5.00
2nd prize = $3.00
3rd prize = $2.00
(Special prizes for select classes of section # 60 also to be awarded. The sponsorship of special prizes will be clearly indicated at the fair, and prizes will be displayed on a separate table within the exhibit hall. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our sponsors).