Arkansas Soybean Board sponsors 2020 Grow for the Green contest

grow for the green logoThe Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board is once again sponsoring the Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge this season.

In 2019, Matt Miles, who farms near McGehee, broke the record with 120.533 bushels per acre with Pioneer P48A60X. Miles is no newcomer to the 100 Bushel Club. He cracked the barrier in 2013 with 107.634 bushels per acre with Asgrow 4632.

Two other growers broke the 100-bushel mark that same year as part of the board’s Race for 100 contest. Originally launched in 2007, it took growers seven years to achieve it. Since then at least one — and some years several — growers have crossed the barrier.

View past winners by clicking here.

The state is divided into seven regions, and contestants compete within their region and for the overall prize. There’s also a conventional division for non-GMO soybeans that covers the entire state. Each division has first, second and third place prizes of $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500, respectively.

New members of the 100 Bushel Club will be eligible for a trip to Commodity Classic in February 2021.

Download the application and rules by clicking here. Deadline to enter is Aug. 1.

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