Ready For The Soybean Yield Contest?

The 2024 Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest celebrates soybean growers and their dedication to improving their operations. The Wisconsin Soybean Association organized the contest to encourage the development of new and innovative management practices.

“It’s important to recognize farmers who are pushing the yield envelope in an environmentally and socially responsible manner,” says WSA Director Shawn Conley. Conley is a professor in the agronomy department at UW-Madison. “They’re able to maximize yield and profitability while balancing the pillars of sustainability.”

Any soybean production system can enter the contest as long as the contest field is located in Wisconsin. It must also be at least five contiguous acres of one variety. The actual contest harvested area must be at least three acres.

The contest will select two winners from each of the four geographical divisions in the state. Additional awards include the Planting Green award, the New Contestant award, and the Wisconsin 100 Bushel Soybean Club.

“On top of being innovative, Wisconsin soybean growers are natural stewards of the land, employing sustainable practices on their operations to ensure that future generations are able to continue their legacy,” says Adam Kask, executive director of the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, a sponsor of the contest. “The Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest is an opportunity for growers to showcase their production practices and for growers to learn what is working on other farms that they may then be able to implement on their own.”

Seed dealers who enter their customers will receive $100 for entering one grower, $200 for entering three growers, and $300 for entering five or more growers. To qualify for the incentive, the customer must complete an entry form and harvest form.

“The seed dealer incentive really helped promote many different companies across Wisconsin,” says Conley. “It encourages communication by getting the farmers asking the seed dealers to provide more input on how to really drive yield.”

Postmark yield contest entry forms by Aug. 31 to be eligible for the contest. No late entries! See more information: