Wisconsin Farmers Invited to Enter Soybean Yield Contest

Entries due by Sept. 1 for 2014 contest.

Published on: Apr 18, 2014

It's time to enter the fifth annual Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest for cash prizes and trophies. The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board knows that the state's farmers are producing soybeans more efficiently year after year and wants to recognize their efforts and achievements. Dr. Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin-Extension Soybean Specialist says, "The State Soybean Yield Contest is the perfect opportunity for Wisconsin farmers to test their techniques and boost yields to help us meet the growing world demand for soybeans."

To enter the Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest, a farmer must complete the contest entry form available at www.coolbean.info by Sept. 1 and follow up with harvest report forms by Nov. 22, 2014. Two winners from each of four geographical divisions in the state will receive awards. The first place award in each division includes a $1,000 cash prize; second-place honors include a $500 prize. Winners will be selected for having the highest soybean yield based on bushels per acre at 13% moisture. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 29, 2015 during the Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo in Wisconsin Dells.

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Invites Farmers to Enter Soybean Yield Contest
Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Invites Farmers to Enter Soybean Yield Contest

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, the Wisconsin Soybean Association, University of Wisconsin-Extension, and UW College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are sponsors of the contest and encourage Wisconsin soybean farmers to enter this fifth annual contest. The contest supports the development of new, innovative management practices and shows the importance of sound agricultural practices in Wisconsin soybean production.

For entry information and additional details about the contest, Wisconsin soybean farmers can call Dr. Shawn Conley at 608.262.7975, e-mail him at spconley@wisc.edu, or visit the website at www.coolbean.info. To learn more about the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board and its work, visit the website at www.wisoybean.org.

Source: Wisconsin Soybean Growers