From the SD Soybean Association:
Soybean growers from across the state were recognized for winning yields during the 2018 South Dakota Soybean Yield Contest awards ceremony on December 5th 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 soybean growers are good at what they do,” says 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. “This contest highlights those who have the highest yields, so others can learn from their management successes.”
Since 2017, the Yield Contest has grown to include two additional classes; the youth class, designed to encourage the next generation of soybean growers, and the master class, focused on making South Dakota’s best soybean growers better.
Hutchinson County soybean grower, Tim Hofer, won the 2018 Master Class Yield Contest with 109.12 bushels-per-acre. He grew Legend Seeds variety LS 28X840. Hofer was also the 2017 master class yield contest winner with 98.63 bushels, growing a Legend Seeds variety as well.
Read the full press release here: www.sdsoybean.org/news-media/press-releases/2018-south-dakota-soybean-yield-contest-recognizes-growers-for-winning-yields/