PA Hay Contest Winners
Growers customers win Grand Championships with their Growers grown hay.
By Bev Mast, Growers District Manager
We are very proud of our two hay growers here in Eastern Pennsylvania who each won multiple awards at Penna Ag. Progress Days Hay Judging in August of 2008. Each of them, besides winning first place with their different entries, also won the Grand Champion Award in their respective sections.
Our people who used Growers on their hay entries are:
Robert Bieber Farm, Nazareth, Northampton County, placed first in five different categories plus Grand Champion Section 2 for later cutting Alfalfa Grass Mixed.
Daniel K. Pearson, Hellertown, Northampton County, placed first in two categories and third in another category plus Grand Champion Section 3 for later cutting Alfalfa.
There were 135 entries in 30 classes in the judging. The judge remarked, "I put less emphasis on color. I'm looking more for what will affect the nutritional value such as stage of maturity or leafiness."