From the SD Soybean Association:
Soybean growers from across the state were recognized for winning yields during the 2017 South Dakota Soybean Yield Contest awards ceremony on December 6 during the annual Soybean Recognition Banquet in Sioux Falls.
Sponsored by the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC) and managed by the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA), this annual contest encourages soybean growers to push yield limits and share best management practices.
“South Dakota is home to some amazing soybean growers. This contest highlights those who have the highest yields so others can learn from their management successes,” explains Jon Schaeffer, a second-generation Viborg farmer who chairs the South Dakota Soybean Yield Contest committee and serves on the South Dakota Soybean Association board. “Also, a little friendly competition brings out the best in the best.”
Building on the concept of making South Dakota’s best soybean growers better, the 2017 Yield Contest launched the Master Class.
Hutchinson County soybean grower, Tim Hofer, won the 2017 Master Class Yield Contest with 98.63 bushels-per-acre. He grew Legend Seeds variety LS29R562N.
Hofer said the Yield Contest is a good opportunity to experiment with different growing practices on his farm.
Read the full press release here: http://www.sdsoybean.org/news-media/press-releases/2017-south-dakota-soybean-yield-contest-recognizes-growers-for-winning-yields