Deadline to Enter Pa. Soybean Yield Contest Extended to Sept. 15, 2022
Convenient online signup. Deadline to submit entry form is September 15.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (August 16, 2022) — Harvest is just around the corner, so now is a great time for Pennsylvania soybean producers to enter the 2022 Pa. Soybean Yield Contest. The deadline to register to enter has been extended to September 15, 2022.
The contest was launched by the Pennsylvania Soybean Promotion Board in Register online at pasoybean.org or contact the Pennsylvania Soybean Board at 717.651.5922. Additional information on the contest is available on the Pennsylvania Soybean Board website at pasoybean.org.
Winners of the contest produce high yields by using best crop management practices throughout the growing season that pay off at harvest. Sharing these successful management practices with growers throughout the state is the focus of the yield contest, sponsored by the Pa. Soybean Board in association with Penn State Extension.
“The intent of the contest is not only to recognize top producers, but to collect and share production information that will help all soybean producers increase the yield and quality of their crop,” says Andrew Frankenfield, who administers the contest in conjunction with fellow Penn State Senior Extension Educator Del Voight. “We encourage soybean producers throughout Pennsylvania to enter the yield contest.”
A state-wide grand champion will be recognized, along with the top growers in each of five regions in Pennsylvania. 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 March 2023 in Orlando, Florida.
The results of the contest focus farmer attention on agronomic and management skills that will increase soybean yields and profitability. The management practices of these top producers, including seed variety and rate, tillage practices, nutrients, weed and pest management, planting dates and more, are assembled in a report documenting the results of all entrants in the contest. Growers who submit a completed harvest report for the contest will receive a thank you gift. Growers can choose to have their results published anonymously if desired.
About 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. For more information, visit pasoybean.org.
For more information, contact:
Jennifer Reed Harry, Executive Director email@example.com