MACON, Ga. — GFB announced the winners of the 2019 GFB Quality Hay Contest in the Hay Committee commodity meeting during the GFB Convention.
Jeff Lamb of Turner County won the contest. Lamb’s sample of Russell Bermuda hay achieved a relative forage quality (RFQ) score of 155.57. Lamb will receive the use of a Vermeer TM1200 trailed mower for a year, courtesy of Vermeer Manufacturing, and hats from Mason Tractor Company.
Ronnie Hadden of Glascock County (Coastal Hay, RFQ 148.61) finished second and won a $200 gift card courtesy of GFB and a hay sample probe courtesy of the GFB Hay Committee. Neal Pannell (Tift 85, RFQ 147.23) of Walton County placed third and received a $100 gift card courtesy of GFB and three bundles of baler twine courtesy of B&B Farm Services. Carlton Hale of Oconee County (Alicia, RFQ 139.16) finished fourth and was awarded a $100 gift card courtesy of GFB and two bundles of baler twine courtesy of B&B Farm Services. Jimbo Crumley of Morgan County (Tift 85, RFQ 132.32) came in fifth and received a $100 gift card courtesy of GFB. Mason Tractor Company gave hats to all of the GFB Hay Contest winners.
–Georgia Farm Bureau