We are excited to welcome back the Southeastern Hay Contest to the Sunbelt Ag Expo this fall. Since 2004, the Southeastern Hay Contest has kept hay growers striving for the best for over a decade. One of the largest attendee groups at Expo is made up of those interested in hay production. The recognition of some of the best in the industry is a highlight at our show each year.

The Southeastern Hay Contest showcases high-quality hay and baleage production from across the southeast, including submissions from various states across the region. Many sponsors, like Massey Ferguson, encourage farmers to submit their hay into seven different categories stretching from warm-season perennial grass hay to legume baleage. 

The top three category winners are awarded cash prizes sponsored by R.W. Griffin, America’s Alfalfa, Agri-King, Corteva Agriscience, Athens Seed Company, Pennington, and Southeast Agriseeds, Georgia Agribusiness Council, Coastal Seeds, and Barenbrug. The grand prize winner is sponsored by Massey Ferguson and will have the choice of the use of a new Massey Ferguson RK Series Rotary Rake or DM Series Professional Disc Mower for the 2024 season AND receive $2,000 cash.

Awards are presented at the opening ceremony of the Sunbelt Ag Expo, October 17, 2023.  Entries must be postmarked no later than September 1, 2023.

2023 Southeastern Hay Contest Sunbelt Ag Expo