2019 Wyoming State Fair Hay Show Results
Once again, the 2019 Wyoming State Fair Hay Show was a big success! We were worried early in the year that, with all the moisture this spring and other adverse weather, we wouldn’t receive enough entries to hold the show. But you proved us wrong! We ended up with 28 entries that again were a wonderful showcase of Wyoming hay.
Thank you sponsors!
A big thank you to our sponsors for helping us to make the 2019 Wyoming State Fair Hay Show a success! Thank you as well to the Wyoming Business Council for once again providing grant support for the hay show.
Assisting with the awards ceremony:
Brian Wing, Wyoming Hay and Forage Association (WHFA) President and Wyoming State Fair Hay Show Superintendent
Caleb Carter, University of Wyoming Extension Educator and Assistant Superintendent
Scott Keith, Secretary/Industry Representative for Eastern Wyoming, WHFA Board
Top overall entries: belt buckle and $25
Top Youth Entry: YP #3 – Cody Scott, Young Producer, Fremont County
Top Open Class Entry: OC #5 – David Hinman, Platte County
1st place overall: ribbon and $100
1st Grass Overall: OC #19 – David Hinman, Platte County
1st Alfalfa Overall: YP #3 – Cody Scott, Young Producer, Fremont County
1st Mixed Hay Overall: OC #11 – David Hinman, Platte County
2nd place overall: ribbon and $50
2nd Grass Overall: OC #15 – Bill Cox, Park County
2nd Alfalfa Overall: YP #4 – Nicholas Gutierrez, Young Producer, Natrona County
2nd Mixed Hay Overall: YP #8 – Tag Thompson, Young Producer, Park County
Alan M. Gray Award: OC #5 – David Hinman, Platte County
New Awards for 2019
In the past year, Wyoming has lost two regular participants in the hay show. Both were quality hay producers as well as upstanding fathers, husbands, and contributors to the Ag community in Wyoming. Two awards were added to the 2019 Wyoming State Fair Hay Show to honor these two men and to recognize those who are continuing their tradition.
These awards honor Clay Scott, Formerly of Fremont County, and Gerry Danko, formerly of Park County.
Jerry Danko Champion Grass: OC #11 – David Hinman, Platte County
Clay Scott Champion Alfalfa: YP #3 – Cody Scott, Fremont County
People’s Choice Voting
The State Fair Hay Show also has people’s choice judging, and these awards are given based on voting that takes place throughout the week.
Results of the People’s Choice Voting
People’s Choice Best Alfalfa: OC #5 – David Hinman, Platte County
People’s Choice Best Grass: OC #18 – Robert Laird, Fremont County
People’s Choice Best Mixed Hay: OC #8 – Gerry Danko, Park County
People’s Choice Best Young Producer: YP #9, grass – Cody Scott, Fremont County
To see the forage test results for reach entry, please click the link below for a PDF of the test results:
2019 Wyoming State Fair Forage Analysis Results
A big thank you again to everyone who participated this year and we hope to see even more entries in 2020!