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October 23, 2012   Email to Friend 

SOYBEAN FARMERS COULD WIN EXPENSE-PAID TRIP TO ORLANDO

Melissa Martin
(334) 612-5448
October 23, 2012

Alabama farmers planted 330,000 acres of soybeans in 2012, up from 300,000 acres in 2011.

Alabama farmers who grow at least 10 acres of soybeans are encouraged to report their best yields for a chance to win an expense-paid trip to the 2013 Commodity Classic in Orlando, Feb. 28-March 2. The contest, which includes dryland and irrigated soybeans, is sponsored by the Alabama Soybean Growers.

Alabama Farmers Federation Soybean Division Director Buddy Adamson said he hopes farmers across the state will take advantage of this opportunity to report outstanding yields.

"This contest would be an excellent opportunity for farmers to show how hard work can pay off," said Adamson. "A little time reporting could yield a big win and a free trip for one of our farm families."

Applicants will be required to verify acreage in the selected field or farm by attaching a copy of FSA records showing official acreage. Weight tickets and grade sheets on soybeans harvested from designated fields or farms are also required, along with a summary of production practices and costs.

In case of a tie, the grower with the lowest cost of production will win. Winners will be announced at the Alabama Soybean and Corn Association meeting in January.

Completed information, acreage verification and weight tickets must be mailed by Dec. 31 to Dr. Dennis Delaney, 106 Extension Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849. 

For more information, including guidelines and a list of previous winners, visit http://alabamasoycorn.org/16.html.


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