CORVALLIS - The final registration deadline for the Oregon Fryer Commission's eighth annual Youth Pen of Fryers Contest is Tuesday, March 15, according to Jim Hermes, a poultry specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service.

The contest will be held on Saturday, May 21, at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall. Oregon youth under 20 years of age as of May 21 are eligible to participate in the statewide competition, said Hermes.

For information about the rules for various categories of the competition, and to obtain a registration form, contact Hermes. Phone: 541-737-2254. E-mail: Information about the contest is available on the Web at:

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James Hermes, 541-737-2254