Canfield Fair boosts premiums for top hay and grain entries

CANFIELD, Ohio – Coordinators of the Canfield Fair’s hay and grain competitions have increased the prize money for the first and second place entries at this year’s fair.

“It takes a lot of time for an exhibitor to collect a sample to enter and display,” said Loran Brooks, who helps director Lee Kohler coordinate the hay and grain show. “We just wanted to reward that effort a little more.”

The new first-place premium in four classes – grain seeds, wheat, oats and “other grain” – have been doubled, from $5 to $10 per winning entry. Second-place premiums in those classes were increased to $5, from $4.

Exhibitors can select from three classes of grain seeds, seven wheat classes, five oats classes and eight “other” grains (i.e. buckwheat, rye, shelled corn).

In the hay show, first place money jumps to $12 and second place to $7. Third through fifth place will continue to receive $5, $4 and $3, respectively.

Growers can enter eight classes of hay, including two each of alfalfa, two of clover, two of mixed, one light mixed class and a grass class.

The grand champion and reserve champion baled hay entries receive a plaque and then go head to head with the grand champion entry from the Columbiana County Fair. The overall winner receives a trophy and $25 cash award.

The first place premium in the fermented crops class will pay $12; second place, $7. The grand champion and reserve champion silage entries will also receive plaques.

In the field corn classes, first place will pay $10; second place, $7. In the classes for sweet corn, open-pollinated field corn, popcorn and decorative corn, first place will pay $10; second place, $5.

There are classes for corn grown in 2000 and corn grown in 2001.

The top exhibitor in both the hay and grain departments will receive the premier exhibitor trophy and $25 cash prize.

Entry fees are 10 cents per entry, or a minimum of 50 cents.

For more information contact the Canfield Fair office, 330-533-4107.

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