The Arkansas Soybean Commission is encouraging Arkansas soybean producers who have yields of 60 bushels per acre or greater to enter its 2016 yield contest.
First place in each of eight divisions is $7,500, followed by $5,000 for second and $2,500 for third. Seven of the divisions are based on geography. One category is for conventional non-GMO production statewide.
In addition, the contest will award $10,000 to the top overall yield winner, regardless of the variety or type he or she grows. The overall winner and spouse or significant other also receive a trip, including travel, two nights lodging and registration, to the Commodity Classic in San Antonio in March 2017.
Producers breaking the 100-bushel barrier for the first time also will be eligible for a trip to the Classic.
The awards will be presented at the Arkansas Soybean Association’s annual meeting in January 2017.
For more information, including an entry form, visit www.arkansassoybean.com. The deadline to enter is Aug. 1, 2016.
In 2015, 98 producers “Grew for the Green.”
Perry Galloway from Woodruff County achieved a yield of 108.759 bushels per acre with Pioneer 46T21 RR.
For the third year in a row, Matt Miles harvested over 100 bushels with 108.717 bushels per acre after planting Pioneer 47T36 RR on a field in Desha County.
And Charles Galloway, also from Woodruff County, harvested 100.935 bushels per acre with Asgrow 4232 RR.
The Galloway Brothers are the newest members of the Arkansas 100 Bushel Club.
View all of the winners at www.arkansassoybean.com.
The Grow for the Green Yield Soybean Yield Challenge is funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board using producer checkoff funds. The contests are administered by the Arkansas Soybean Association in cooperation with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.