Pennsylvania Growers Encouraged to Enter Soybean Yield Contest
Convenient online signup. Deadline to submit entry form is September 1.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (July 21,2021) – Although harvest is still a number of weeks away, the deadline for entering the Pennsylvania Soybean Yield Contest is nearing. Pennsylvania growers are encouraged to enter the contest now. Convenient online signup is available. The deadline to enter is September 1, 2021 while the deadline for submitting the grower’s actual harvest yield report is November 15, 2021.
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.
Contest rules encourage producers from throughout the state to enter. The contest recognizes not only the state-wide grand champion, but also the top growers in each of five regions of Pennsylvania. Production practices used by participants will be publicized when the regional winners are announced. Growers who enter the contest may choose to have their results publicized anonymously. An entry form is available online at pasoybean.org or by contacting the Pennsylvania Soybean Board at (717) 651-5922.
The top producer in each region will win a 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 2022 in New Orleans.
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.
For more information, visit www.pasoybean.org.