The two are partnering on the annual Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge. They have divided Arkansas into seven regions, so you’ll compete on a regional level. There’s also a category for non-GMO soybeans, which covers the entire state.
But wait — it gets better.
Not only will you have bragging rights if you’re top in your region, but there’s also cash prizes that go along.
Each regional division carries these awards: 1st place: $7,500, 2nd place $5,000 and 3rd place $2,500. In addition, $10,000 will be awarded to the state’s overall yield winner across all geographic regions and categories (GMO and Non-GMO).
The top state yield winner and his or her spouse/significant other will receive a trip to 2019 Commodity Classic (travel, 2 nights lodging, registration), held from Feb. 28-March 2 in Orlando, Florida. Producers breaking the 100 bushel barrier for the first time will also be eligible for a trip to Classic.
Deadline to enter is Aug. 1. Contestants who complete the entry form will receive a cap, and all producers who turn in completed harvest reports and production sheets will receive a jacket. (quantities limited)
To read all of the rules and fine print or to download an entry form, visit the Arkansas Soybean Association. And good luck!
View results from 1999-2017 by downloading this spreadsheet.