The National Wheat Foundation is currently accepting registrations for the 2021 National Wheat Yield Contest. Or as I like to call it, a good ole fashioned way to have some competitive fun on the farm!
The Contest offers growers the opportunity to compete with their peers across the United States and learn from each other’s innovative techniques to improve wheat productivity.
NWF Director of the National Wheat Yield Contest Anne Osborne says participants will have the quality of their wheat tested and they will have two different scoring methods for yield:
- Yield basis with no regard for USDA county averages.The Contest will select the highest yielding entry from each State for each category. From this group of entries, National winners will be selected based on the highest yield.
- The percentage increase by which their measured yield exceeds the most recent 5-year olympic county average, published annually by USDA. This level is the same as in the past years. It serves to level the playing field for those growers producing wheat in low yielding regions.
The Contest features two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, plus two subcategories: dryland and irrigated. There are 24 National Award opportunities up for grabs!
For more in-depth information on the 2021 Wheat Yield Contest, including how to register, click here. You can also hear the complete interview with Anne Osborne below.