Talsma Dairy takes top honors at Franklin County Hay Show

David Maxton and Jouwert Talsma presents awards to hay show winners Hendrik Talsma of Talsma Dairy and Auke Plantinga of Pleasant Hill Dairy.The Talsma Dairy earned the top places for their samples in the 2018 Mount Vernon Saltillo Young Farmer Hay Show on Saturday, October 6. The top 20 hay samples were auctioned earning $7,150.

Sales of other items, donations, and a dessert auction brought in an additional $2,005 for a total of $9,155 for the Young Farmers organization. Proceeds will be used for improvements to the pavilion located on FM 115 in Mount Vernon and for scholarships for graduating seniors who have chosen an agriculture profession. For a listing of other winners, see the October 11 of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.