The Arkansas Soybean Association has announced the winners of its 2012 Go for the Green Yield Challenge, which is funded by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. Winners were announced at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Soybean Association in Brinkley.
The board sponsors this challenge, which gives an opportunity to provide information and tools to our soybean producers, such as a look at how their neighbors reached top yield. The board rewards the first farmer that raises 100 bushels/acre with $50,000. This year’s contest had three winners:
- Martin Henry of Desha County will be awarded $10,000 in the Early Season Production System division with 94.901 bushels/acre.
- Blake Goodman of Corning will be awarded $10,000 in the Full Season division with 89.586 bushels/acre.
- Tim Sisk of Wynne will be awarded $7,500 in the Double Crop division with 78.593 bushels/acre.
Arkansas currently ranks 10th in the nation in soybean production, producing 122 million bushels annually valued at more than $1 billion. Arkansas soybeans are grown by thousands of Arkansas farmers in 50 of the state’s 75 counties.
The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board consists of soybean producers nominated by various producer organizations within Arkansas. Although board members contribute many hours of their time to administering the program, they serve without pay.
For more information about the Arkansas Soybean Leadership Award, visit www.TheMiracleBean.com.