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Grassland Evaluation Contest

Update: The 2022 Grassland Evaluation Contest is scheduled for Friday, April 8, 2022, at Jackson's Mill in Lewis County. See new registration form, brochure and key contacts below.

What is the Purpose of the Contest?

Developed by the West Virginia Grassland Steering Committee, the purpose is to improve the participants' knowledge of grassland management. The West Virginia Grassland Steering Committee is an organization made up of farmers, educators, scientists, conservationists, and government agencies with a common interest in forages.
The committee is an advocate and proponent for improvement and continued wise use of grassland to improve water quality and maintain healthy and productive land and maximize profits.

Why is Grassland Management Important?

The most basic human need is for food. Grassland is essential in meeting that need. Forages make up two thirds or more of the feed utilized for livestock. Forages are also very important to the health of the environment. They provide food and shelter for wildlife as well as greatly reduce soil erosion, and protect water quality.

Who May Participate?

A contest team may consist of a maximum of 4 or a minimum of 3 FFA or 4-H members who are currently enrolled at the high school level.

PDF Consent/Release Form

PDF Registration Form

PDF Grassland Eval Contest Brochure 2022

XLS Scorecards

PDF Teacher Guide and Policy Manual

PDF Key Contacts


How Can I Get More Information?

You may contact Katy McBride at 304-557-3128 or katy.mcbride@usda.gov

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