Agricultural Technology Contest
March 27, 2010
30th Annual Crop Show
Contest Description and Rules:
Please direct questions to:
Dr. Steven Carlson
Plant and Earth Science Department
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
In conjunction with the 2010 Agricultural Technology Contest, all FFA Chapters are invited to submit entries for judging in this year's crops contest. Class descriptions and contest rules are given below with each chapter allowed one entry per class.
- Trophies will be awarded to first prize winners in each class.
- Ribbons will be awarded for the first five placings in each class.
- Points will be awarded for placing in each class. Highest point total will determine the chapter to receive "Tops of the Crops" Excellence Trophy.
Class Quantity Rules
1. Ear Corn 6 ears Reasonable storage moisture
2. Oats 3 quarts Reasonable storage moisture
3. Soybeans 3 quarts Reasonable storage moisture
4. Miscellaneous Grains* 3 quarts All must be at reasonable storage moisture
5. Shelled Corn 3 quarts Reasonable storage moisture
6. Legume Hay 10-12" bale slice Alfalfa, clover or birdsfoot trefoilcutting; not more than 30% grasses
7. Mixed Legume/Grass 10-12" bale slice A combination of legumes and grasses
8. Grass Hay 10-12" bale slice Must contain at least 70% grass
9. Corn Silage 1 gallon Undergone fermentation, cannot be freshly chopped
10. Haylage, Grass Silage 1 gallon Undergone fermentation, cannot be freshly chopped
11. Longest ear of corn 1 ear Flint corn not eligible
*Sunflowers and high moisture corn will not be judged.
REASONS FOR DISQUALIFICATION
- Insufficient or incorrect sample quantity
- Commercially graded samples
- Late entries
- Entered in the wrong class
- Adulterated sample
Samples must be entered by 10:00 a.m., March 27, 2010, to Dr. Steve Carlson or other agronomy staff at the Invitational Crops Contest Headquarters in Agricultural Science Building. Samples will also be accepted prior to the contest in case of distance of hardship. Submitted samples will NOT be returned. The top five entries in each class, their evaluations, and their ribbons will be displayed on tables located on the 2nd floor of the Ag Science Building.
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