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Students apply their knowledge of various forage species to evaluate hay based on physical properties, identify species common to pastures and complete quiz that tests team members’ knowledge of different aspects of forages.  Teams consist of 3 or 4 members.

*This CDE has no area level state qualifying contest! 
The 2024 contest will consist of the following chapters from the Southern Forages book:
Chapter 31- Forages for Goats, Deer, Sheep, Llamas, and Ratites 
Chapter 33- Forages and the Environment

 Southern Forages, 5th edition, 2015
ISBN - 13:978-0-9960199-2-7
****Forage Evaluation Plant ID CDs are no longer available to help train contests.  Instead, you may order a flash drive with this same training information.  The order form can be found in the document section below*** 

Order from: International Plant Nutrition Institute
3500 Parkway Lane, Suite 550
Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092-2844
Phone: 770-825-8082
Fax: 770-449-0439

Genuine Judging Card Scan sheet #811TX-2 is required for this contest! 

  Corporate Sponsors
  Priefert Ranch Equipment  

  2024 State Event

Date: April 26

Location: Sam Houston State University

Superintendent: Dr. Bobby Lane


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