Each year the National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest provides sorghum farmers with the opportunity to showcase their sorghum crop, competing with farmers across the Sorghum Belt.
NSP would like to remind contestants that entry forms must be postmarked at least ten days before harvest. Harvest Report Forms and Management Information Forms must be completed and returned to the NSP office by the Dec. 1, 2018 deadline.
All division placings will be determined by yield only. There are changes to some rules this year. Entries will be divided into east and west regions with the dividing line following the eastern state borders of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
Changes were also made to the division categories. The 2018 NSP Yield Contest divisions are Irrigated No-Till, Irrigated Tillage, Dryland No-Till, Dryland Tillage and Food Grade. Only one national award will be given in the Food Grade division. A Bin Buster award will be awarded to the grower with the highest yield.
Don’t forget! NSP has set a yield goal of 250 bushels per acre or more to illustrate sorghum’s yield potential. NSP is offering incentives with support from the United Sorghum Checkoff Program to award growers who reach this new benchmark.
First place will receive a three-year truck lease (Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, or Toyota), second place will receive an all-terrain vehicle and third place will receive a riding lawn mower.
Click here for more information about prizes and rules.
Entries are currently being accepted and can be found here.