The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office – Bosque County will be collecting hay samples for the 43rd Annual Bosque County Hay Show & Scholarship Fundraiser. If you are interested in submitting hay samples into this year’s contest, entries maybe dropped off at the Bosque County Extension Office (located at 104 South Fuller Street in Meridian) between 8:30 and 11 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2021.

Sampling will close on September 17, but you may also drop samples off early at the Extension Office or by 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 16 to your local Bosque County Vo-Ag Teachers. Samples will be taken from the conventional bales and/or round bales on the date so that the protein analysis can be made. Cost is $10 for first bale, $5 for each additional bale per participant. Only hay grown in Bosque County and/or adjoining counties will be eligible for the show and awards. This year’s Scholarship Auction and Educational Program will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021, at the Meridian Civic Center starting at 5:30 p.m.  The Hay Show Committee is also collecting donations for their annual Bosque County Hay Show and Scholarship fundraiser. If you are interested in contributing towards this, please go to contact Chelsea Dorward at 254-435-2331 or chelsea.dorward@ag.tamu.edu.