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Hay Show and Sale Coming Up Friday Oct. 25, 11:30am

A Hopkins County agricultural tradition is continuing, and in 2019 being sponsored by the Natural Resources Conservation Services which, like Hopkins/Rains Farm Bureau, serves Hopkins and Rains Counties. The long-standing tradition is for hay growers to compare their product with others, with an eye to top nutrition in the hay they raise for forage for their animals. The 2019 deadline to enter hay samples was October 4, and according to Andy Wright, organizer of this year’s Show and Sale, there are 38 entries. The samples come from bales made during this year’s growing season on fields and meadows of hay growers in Hopkins and Rains Counties. The samples have already been analyzed, and winners have already been selected. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Friday October 25, 2019 at 11:30 at the Hopkins County Civic Center. A sale will follow, with proceeds going to scholarships for 4H and FFA student applicants in the schools of both counties who plan a career in agriculture.

As President of Hopkins Rains County Farm Bureau, Andy Wright is also active in numerous annual events which are agriculturally based, such as Northeast Texas Livestock Association and others. He is also a Board member of the NRCS.

photo of Hay Show entries from a previous year

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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