Bosque County Hay Show Scholarships

The first Bosque County Hay Show was held in Clifton in 1979 and was sponsored by the Bosque County Hay Show Committee, Bosque Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Texas Agriculture Extension Service, Bosque County. Forty years later, the next hay show is tentatively planned for October 2019, in Meridian, Texas.

The purpose of the Hay Show has been to provide producers information as to the quality of the hay they are producing. By knowing the quality, producers know if their hay has adequate protein or if they need additional supplements to meet the requirements of their livestock.

The hay from this show is auctioned and proceeds, along with sponsor donations, are used to offset expenses in addition to providing scholarships for FFA and 4-H high school seniors in Bosque County. Over the years, a total of 346 scholarships in the amount of $208,850 have been provided to high school seniors in Bosque County! To the senior class of 2019, sixteen $750 scholarships were awarded.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!  From Bosque 4-H:  Hunter Bridgefarmer, the Jon F. Henderson Memorial Hay Show Scholarship; Maggie Chaffin, the Bosque County Hay Show Scholarship; Sydney Harris, the Bosque County Hay Show Scholarship.  From Iredell FFA:  Viviana Benitez, the John D. & Murlene Smith Memorial Hay Show Scholarship, Colten Fowler, the Sandra S. Shrank Memorial Hay Show Scholarship.  From Morgan FFA:  Dustin Brown, the Carroll M. Olson Memorial Hay Show Scholarship; Dariela Ramirez-Guillen, the Bosque County Hay Show Scholarship, Diana Sarinana, the Bosque County Hay Show Scholarship.  From Cranfills Gap FFA:  Ashlee Earp, the Wade Lee Memorial Hay Show Scholarship; Jerry Johnson, the Marc Johnson Memorial Hay Show Scholarship.  From Clifton FFA:  Kathryn Hill, the Homer and Vera Erickson Memorial Hay Show Scholarship; Mallory Knox, the C. Pernell and Rosalie Aars Memorial Hay Show Scholarship; Holden Rogers, the Bosque County Hay Show Scholarship.  From Valley Mills FFA:  Karissa Schlasman, the J. B. Wood Memorial Hay Show Scholarship.  From Kopperl:  Brittney Holmes, the Bosque County Hay Show Scholarship.  From Walnut Springs FFA:   Kaitlyn Whitt, the Kenneth Shrank Memorial Hay Show Scholarship.

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