Each year the Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge recognizes and rewards Arkansas' top soybean producers. The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, Arkansas Soybean Association and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture unite to implement and promote this contest. The board sponsors the yield challenge, which provides information and tools to Arkansas soybean producers, such as a look at how top yields are reached. Your checkoff funds are used to reward producers for their hard work in helping to increase yield in Arkansas.

2017 Results

We want to commend all of the 118 soybean producers who entered the 2017 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest, and we are proud to announce that 9 of these producers reached and exceeded the 100 bu/a milestone in 2017.  The Race for 100 yield contest began in 2007 and in 2013, three producers reached the goal.  In 2017, these 9 producers reached 100 bu/a.

 

Matt Miles McGehee Pioneer P47T36R 105.020
Layne Miles McGehee Pioneer P47T36R 108.052
James Elton Wray Trumann Asgrow AG46X6 105.918
James E Wray Jr Trumann Asgrow AG46X6 103.830
Billy Wayne Tripp Searcy Asgrow AG46X6 100.511
John Newkirk Stuttgart Asgrow AG46X6 103.974
Perry Galloway Gregory Hefty H48X7 108.904
Mary Galloway Augusta Hefty H49X7S 107.568
Jason Berry DeWitt Pioneer P46A16R 102.894

 

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2017 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest. We appreciate the participation of all the producers entered in the contest and the sharing of their production methods and management practices with the rest of the Arkansas soybean industry.

Division 1

 
James Elton Wray Trumann Asgrow AG46X6 105.918
James E Wray Jr Trumann Asgrow AG46X6 103.830
Annette Wray Trumann Asgrow AG46X6 94.849
 

Division 2

 
Brian Mack Weiner Armor 46D08 89.390
Rick Fort Pocahontas Asgrow AG46X6 88.680
Doin Bowers Jr Corning Pioneer P46T30X 87.073
 

Division 3

 
Perry Galloway Gregory Hefty H48X7 108.904
Mary Galloway Augusta Hefty H497S 107.568
Billy Wayne Tripp Searcy Asgrow AG46X6 100.511
 

 Division 4

 
John Newkirk Stuttgart Asgrow AG46X6 103.974
Jason Berry DeWitt Pioneer P46A16R 102.894
David Strohl DeValls Bluff Pioneer P47T36R 99.165
 

Division 5

 
Michael Taylor Jr Helena Asgrow AG43X7 97.560
Blake Culp Marvell Asgrow AG47X6 90.289
Chris Carnathan Lexa Pioneer P47T36R 88.842
 

Division 6

 
Layne Miles McGehee Pioneer P47T36R 108.052
Matt Miles McGehee Pioneer P47T36R 105.020
Caper Robertson Watson Asgrow AG4632 87.707
 

Division 7

 
Nick Moore Morrilton Terral REV  48A76 73.933
Greg Hart Springfield Terral REV 49R94 72.119
Eddie Tackett Atkins Pioneer P47T36R 68.893
 

Division 8

 
Chad Avery Halbert Palestine Ellis 82.122
Brandon Stephens Cherry Valley eMerge 4993 79.345
Mark Nix Wynne eMerge 4892 69.422