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2013 Hay Bale Decorating Contest is open!

FG Editor Lynn Jaynes Published on 30 July 2013

Think Big. Bigger. No, I mean really big. Now put that effort into decorating a hay bale, or multiple hay bales together.

Make it a family project, a church group project, a ten-year-old’s end-of-summer-I’m-bored project. We don’t care – just make it!

The process is simple. Dress up a hay bale on your farm, snap a photo and email it to us. The most creative submission wins. (See past winners here.)

Deadline: Entries must be submitted to the Progressive Forage Grower editor by Friday, Nov. 1.

Finalists will be announced Tuesday, November 12 and public voting will take place until Wednesday, Nov. 27. Winners will be announced in the newsletter Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Prizes: First place will receive your choice of frameable, original artwork; choices include "Harvest Prayer,"  "Last Bale," “Nativity” or “Fall Flight.”

Second-place and third-place winners will receive your choice of Progressive Forage Grower, Progressive Dairyman or Progressive Cattleman hats.  FG