Maine Hay Contest

Are you producing the best quality hay?

hay bales stacked upMaine has more than 150 hay producers, in which the livestock, horse, and dairy industries within the state highly depend. All producers strive year after year to produce excellent quality hay, and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension firmly believes these efforts should be rewarded and recognized.

The Maine Hay Contest will recognize and reward the operations that produce the highest quality hay in Maine.


  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $100


To participate, complete the registration form and send it to Dr. Jaime Garzon, Assistant Extension Professor and Dairy Forage Educator,


Winners will be awarded and recognized at the Maine Forage Conference in Waterville, Maine in November 2024.


For more information about sponsoring the 2024 Maine Hay Contest, please download our sponsorship information sheet (Word).


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