Consider entering the North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest

north carolina soybean producers associationIf you grow soybeans in North Carolina and have the top yield, your field could nab you an expense-paid trip to the Commodity Classic next year in Anaheim, California.

You also could be flying to Southern California if you produce the most efficient yield — you have the lowest total production cost per bushel.

Those are but two of the awards that will be presented to winners of the 2017 North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest hosted by the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association.

The state record is 93.3 bushels per acre. Last year, the winning yield of 87.8 bushels per acre came from Union County. The most efficient winner, with a cost of $3.39 per bushel, also came from Union County.

In addition to those two awards, second- and third-place awards will be presented for statewide yields.
Area awards for top yields from five different regions also will be given.

But before you start packing your bags, you’ll need to review the rules of the 2017 North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest. In a nutshell (or beanpod), here are a few things to remember:

• Any grower who produces 3 or more acres in North Carolina is eligible to enter the contest.
• A minimum of 3 acres must be evaluated in one contiguous area and composed of one or more three- or four-sided figures, with all sides being straight lines.
• All sides must be measured to the nearest inch, tenth of a foot or link
• At least one representative of the County Soybean Contest Committee must be present at harvest and weighing.
• Entries must be submitted by Dec. 25, 2017.

View the complete rules by clicking here.

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