Opportunities to throw hay bales and raise funds for the Southeast Minnesota Forage Council will be available at three southern Minnesota events this summer, says Gayland Jones, event coordinator. The forage council, a member of the Midwest Forage Association, will sponsor the hay toss competitions at the Fillmore and Mower county fairs and at the Root River Antique Historical Power Association.

For $2, each participant gets three chances to throw a 5- to 10-lb hay bale the farthest in one or more of 12 different categories. Team entry fee is $3. Ribbons and other prizes will be awarded.

The first bale toss will be July 19, 3-5 p.m., in or near the horse arena at the Fillmore County Fair, Preston MN. On July 20, 1-3 p.m., a hay bale toss will be held on the horse pulling track at the Root River Antique Historical Power Association Antique Engine & Tractor Show, north of Spring Valley. On Aug. 11, at the Mower County Fair, Austin, MN, the third bale toss will be held at the antique tractor pull arena.

For information, contact Jones at 507-754-5088, or email him at leejones@hmtel.com.
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