2022 Hoosier Hay Contest

2022 Award Winners

Each year, the Indiana Forage Council recognizes exemplary members with the Outstanding Producer Award and the Maurice E. Heath Award.

The Outstanding Producer Award recognizes a producer who excels in the production and utilization of forages on his or her farm. Previously, this award has been known as the Recognition Award and the Dave and Helen Forgey Award.

Ronnie Boehm, Spencer County beef/forage producer, received the 2022 Outstanding Producer Award at the Indiana Forage Council’s Annual Meeting. Ronnie has developed an excellent rotational grazing program on his farm and manages the pastures at a top level. The award was presented by Jason Tower, American Forage and Grassland Senior Vice-President and Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center Superintendent.

The Maurice E. Heath Award was established upon Mr. Heath’s retirement from Purdue University. He was a strong advocate for soil conservation and forage research and education. The recipients of this award are recognized for their contributions to soil conservation and/or forage research and educational endeavors.

Kenny Eck, Purdue Extension Educator – Dubois County Agriculture and Natural Resources, received the 2022 Maurice E. Heath Award from Indiana Forage Council member and past Director Dave Fischer (left) and Jason Tower, American Forage and Grassland Senior Vice-President (right). Kenny received the award for his contributions to forage education in southern Indiana

2021 Hoosier Hay Contest

Quick Stats:

– 43 Entries

– Representing 15 outstanding forage Producers

– Highlighting 13 Indiana Counties for SW to NE

– RFQ ranging from 81 to 210

Organized by the Indiana Forage Council

Sponsored, in part by:
American Forage and Grassland Council
Grazing Systems Supply
The CISCO Companies
Harvestland Coop
Wright Implement


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