Deadline Approaching for PA Soybean Yield Contest Harvest report forms due by November 15
HARRISBURG, PA (October 8, 2019) –As the soybean harvest in Pennsylvania is in full swing, growers who have registered to enter the 2019 PA Soybean Yield Contest are reminded that an important contest deadline is approaching. The deadline for submitting harvest yield reports is November 15, 2019.
Harvest report forms are available on the Pennsylvania Soybean Board website at www.pasoybean.org, or by contacting Montgomery County Extension, 1015 Bridge Rd, Suite H, Collegeville, PA 19426. Phone: 610-489-4315. Completed forms should be sent to Penn State Extension office in Lebanon County.
The Pennsylvania Soybean Yield Contest is designed to focus farmer attention on agronomic and management skills that will increase soybean yields and profitability. The contest is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Soybean Board in association with Penn State University Extension.
The contest recognizes not only the state-wide grand champion, but also the top growers in each of five regions of Pennsylvania. Additionally, growers who reach the 90-bushel mark will also receive recognition.
The top producer in each region will receive an educational trip to the Commodity Classic, the annual joint convention of the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, and the National Grain Sorghum Producers, to be held in February 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Commodity Classic is farmer-led and farmer-focused and attracts thousands of the nation’s best farmers and agribusiness companies.
About the Pennsylvania Soybean Board
The Pennsylvania Soybean Board is a farmer-controlled Board responsible for managing Pennsylvania’s share of funds received from the nationwide Soybean Checkoff program. The funding is available under an assessment program, approved by Congress in 1990, under which soybean farmers contribute 50 cents of every $100 they receive for their beans at the first point of sale. Funds are used to develop markets, educate consumers, and research new ways to utilize and produce soybeans more efficiently.
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