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Pawnee County Fair will showcase wheat
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LARNED — Open to all Kansas farmers, the Pawnee County Market Wheat Show honors the highest-quality sample of wheat based on a scoring system that will take into protein, test weight, dockage, mill and bake quality, and the percentage that is shrunken and broken.
There are 1,000 points possible. All entries will be on display at the Pawnee County Fair with the top rated participant being awarded a $50 cash prize. County fair participants could then qualify for advancement to the Kansas State Fair in September, and will be competing for bags of seed and cash prizes.
Collection boxes will be placed at the surrounding elevators during harvest, Pawnee County Co-op and Golden Valley Co-op. A one-gallon Ziploc bag will be provided for the samples consisting of 10 pounds of wheat (combine runs only). These samples will be tagged with the producer’s name, mailing address, and variety.
Landowners may enter if the operator does not enter. The sample must be grown in Pawnee County by someone recognized by the Farm Service Agency as tenant or landowner. If you have any questions please contact Shannon Rogge at the Pawnee County Extension Office at (620) 285-6901.
“After harvest, crop data cards will be mailed to producers submitting a sample,” Rogge said. “If a producer has wheat stored on the farm, as the County Agent, I can make a farm visit and collect a sample. Each producer is limited to one entry for each variety of wheat. “