Missouri Soybean Yield Contest
2017 Contest Information Available Now!
The Missouri Soybean Association’s yield contest is continuing the tradition of great prizes for 2017, including automatic awards for growers with triple-digit yields. The annual competition recognizes those producers across the state who truly excel in soybean production based on their crop yields. Growers have until September 1 to complete their entry forms.
In 2015, the Missouri Soybean Association introduced regional competitions, in addition to the statewide contest. Those regional contests are continuing for 2017, with growers in each of the Association’s seven districts competing against one another on yields – giving farmers the opportunity to show their skills against others’ growing in similar soils and under similar weather conditions.
All contest entries must use soybean varieties available in the marketplace for Missouri. No experimental line(s) are eligible for Missouri’s soybean yield contest.
Winners in the district-level competitions will then go on to compete for statewide recognition and additional prizes.
Thanks to the partnership of the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and industry, top growers can receive a trip to the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, their own UAV – drone – and accessories, gift cards to Cabela’s and for biodiesel, as well as cash prizes.
Growers with yields of 100 bushels per acre or more receive additional prizes. If multiple entries hit the triple-digit mark, the highest of those yields will receive $1,000 in biodiesel or a $1,000 gift card to Cabela’s.
The contest will continue to recognize winners in separate categories for irrigated and no-till growing methods. Entries must be from fields 10 acres or larger in size and located within the State of Missouri, and all participants must be at least 18 years of age. Each entry must be submitted on a separate entry form and accompanied by the $10 entry fee.
The overall winner of the irrigated contest will be selected from all entrants who used irrigation on their crop, regardless of tillage practice. The overall winner of the non-irrigated contest will be selected from among district winner(s) of the No-tillage and Tilled categories combined.
Prizes will be awarded during the Missouri Soybean Association’s district meetings and annual meeting in early 2018. Winners will also be recognized online and in Missouri Soybean Farmer magazine.
Entry forms, rules and prize details are available on this page, or growers can request copies by calling the Missouri Soybean office at (573) 635-3819.