Pennsylvania Soybean Yield Contest
Each year, thousands of farmers raise soybeans on Pennsylvania farms. Pennsylvania Soybean Board invites all farmers to participate in the Pennsylvania Soybean Contest. The contest rewards quality as well as yield.
2021 turned out to be a pretty good year for Pennsylvania’s soybean growers, especially for Bucks County farmer Nathan Crooke, the commonwealth’s top producer in the Pennsylvania Soybean Yield Contest. His winning yield in the 2021 competition was 112.43 bushels per acre, the highest yield recorded in the 28-year history of the contest. Four other farmers also recorded yields of over 100 bushels per acre.
Congratulations to the Winners of the
2021 PA Soybean Yield Contest!
The contest recognized not only the state-wide grand champion, but also the top growers in each of five regions of Pennsylvania, based on maturity maps:
1st Place State Overall & Southeast Region – Nathan Crooke, Perkasie, Pa. (Bucks County)
1st Place Central Region – Eric Meyers, Mercersburg, Pa. (Franklin County) 84.11 bu./acre
1st Place South-Central Region – Daryl Alger, Lebanon, Pa. (Lebanon County) 105.98 bu./acre
1st Place Northern Region – Raymond (Jerry) Martin, Wellsboro, Pa. (Tioga County) 73.34 bu./acre
1st place Western Region – Henry Sniezek, New Castle, Pa. (Lawrence County) 108.14 bu./acre
The contest was introduced by the Pennsylvania Soybean Board in 1992. Since 1993, the Pennsylvania average soybean yield has increased about ½ bushel per year while the winning contest yield is increasing 1.5 bushels per acre per year.