The Johnson County Hay Show and Clinic will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Cleburne Senior Center.

The deadline for submitting a hay sample is 5 p.m. Sept. 25.

For round bales, samples should be taken midway up the side of the bale and toward the center.

Samples from square bales should come from the middle of the bale.

About a half paper grocery sack (eight handfuls) is need ed for a sample. 

Write your name, sample ID and grass type sampled (bahia, coastal, Tifton, Jiggs, alfalfa, et cetera) on the sack.

A reduced price of $5 will be offered for each sample entered. The normal cost of samples is $10. Hay show participants will receive a $5 discount on each sample submitted.

Hay samples and checks, made payable to Program Development Fund, can be left at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Johnson County Office; Mann Farm and Ranch or the local USDA-NRCS office.

Two CEUs will be offered toward recertification of Texas Department of Agriculture private, non-commercial and commercial applicator licenses for attending the evening program.

The Cleburne Senior Center is located at 1501 W. Henderson in Cleburne, directly behind the civic center.

For further information, contact Schneider at 1 N. Main St., Suite 309, Cleburne or 817-556-6370.

Chris Schneider is a county extension agent with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Johnson County, specializing in agriculture and natural resources