Western forage growers interested in entering the 2012 World Ag Expo Forage Challenge will need to shake a leg. The deadline for entries is Dec. 15.

Open to producers in 11 Western states, the challenge features alfalfa hay, standard corn silage and brown midrib (BMR) corn silage categories. More than $18,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.

The contest entry fee is $25/entry. Winners will be announced at the Feb. 14-16 World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA. Download entry forms and full contest rules.