2023 Yield and Quality Contest Results
"The South Dakota Soybean Yield and Quality Contest, an annual celebration of excellence in soybean farming, is a testament to the dedication and innovation of our state's agricultural community. This contest, sponsored by the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and South Dakota Soybean Processors, and expertly managed by the South Dakota Soybean Association, not only rewards top producers but serves as a crucible for advancing soybean management practices," shares Johnna Ringkob, SD Soybean Market Development and Research Director.
As the results of the quality contest are assessed, Kari Vander Wal from SD Soybean Processors remarks, "Analyzing the outcomes of the South Dakota Soybean Yield and Quality Contest is not just about recognizing excellence; it's about delving into the intricacies of quality that define our soybeans. It's a journey of discovery that allows us to continually refine our production techniques, ensuring that South Dakota remains a beacon of quality in the soybean industry."
Joe Schefers, emphasizing the importance of the data contributed by producers, notes, "The data generated from this contest is a goldmine for soybean farming. It's not just numbers on paper; it's a collective wisdom, a shared experience that propels our industry forward. The insights gained from the contest empower producers with the knowledge to make informed decisions, ultimately shaping the future of soybean agriculture in South Dakota. It's a collaborative effort that underscores the significance of unity and knowledge-sharing in our farming community."
SD Soybean Yield and Quality Contest winners were awarded at the annual banquet on December 6, 2023 in Sioux Falls. To learn more and enter the 2024 contest, visit www.sdsoybean.org.
Mark your calendars for Soy100 on March 7, 2024, in Brookings, SD. Dr. Cheryl Reese, agronomy and soil science instructor from SDSU will be addressing soybean trends and ways to reach 100-bushel soybeans! More information to come online at www.sdsoybean.org.