To see the 2018 calendar of meeting dates, guest speakers, and events, please CLICK HERE.


2018 Newsletters

Find out the latest association news by reading our monthly newsletters.

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018


Bigger-or-Different-is-Better Contest

2018 Contest Rules                                                            

  1. Entries must be grown by the entrant in 2018.
  2. Entries may be submitted by 09/30/2018 at one of the MGARC meetings or by appointment at the Rogers County Building or by submitting a photo of the entry on an accurate scale (a weight watchers scale works for the lighter items and a digital bathroom scale for the melons will do).  Photo must show scale, display, and veggie. Please submit to Ross by text or email.
  3. Watermelons, tomatoes and peppers will be judged by weight only.
  4. Sunflowers will be judged by measuring the seed head across its widest point (empty seed wells created by bird feeding will be included in the measurement).
  5. Oddly-shaped veggies will be judged in accordance with the fanciful notions of the membership in attendance at the October business meeting. Those veggies may be on display (at association meetings) during the growing season, but final judging will include pictures of the entries that matured earlier in the year.
  6. A Judge will be available with scales, tape measure and free comments within 3 days of a request. So please plan ahead in the case of a perishable item that won’t last until the next MGARC meeting.
  7. Entries may be discussed all summer.  Winners will be announced at the October business meeting and certificates will be presented at the awards meeting in November.
  8. MGARC judges’ decisions will be final. Entries may be thoroughly examined (a theoretical 25 lb. pepper might cause the judge to look for a loaded veggie).
  9. In the event of an alleged 50# watermelon, an effort will be made to weigh the item at the entrant’s location.
  10. The contest is limited to MGARC members in good standing whom may enter any or all of the categories.
  11. Contestants may replace an entry with a better one as the season progresses (one time).
  12. Entry Fee (none)


The contestant with the winning entry in each category will receive recognition of that singular feat at the October and November MGARC Business meetings, and a Certificate of Merit detailing his/her accomplishment at the awards meeting.

So let it be written.