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Date: July 31, 2013
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Deadline Extended for Wisconsin Soybean Growers to Enter Soybean Yield Contest

Madison, WI, July 31, 2013— The deadline has been extended to September 1 for Wisconsin soybean growers to enter the fourth annual Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest for cash prizes and trophies.

To enter the Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest, a grower must complete the contest entry form available at www.coolbean.info by September 1 and follow up with Harvest Report Forms by November 22, 2013. Two winners from each of four geographical divisions in the state will receive awards. The first place award in each division includes a $1,000 cash prize; second-place honors include a $500 prize. Winners will be selected for having the highest soybean yield based on bushels per acre at 13% moisture. The awards ceremony is scheduled for February 6, 2014 during the Corn/Soy Expo at Wisconsin Dells.

Dr. Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin-Extension Soybean Specialist says, “Soybeans have great potential to become an even higher value crop. The State Soybean Yield Contest is the perfect opportunity for Wisconsin growers to test their techniques and boost yields to help us meet the growing world demand for soybeans.”

Sponsors of the contest include – Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, the Wisconsin Soybean Association, University of Wisconsin-Extension, and UW College of Agricultural and Life Sciences —invite Wisconsin soybean growers to enter this fourth annual contest that recognizes Wisconsin’s top soybean producers. The contest encourages the development of new, innovative management practices, and shows the importance of sound cultural practices in Wisconsin soybean production.

For entry information and additional details about the contest, Wisconsin soybean growers can call Dr. Shawn Conley at 608.262.7975, e-mail him at spconley@wisc.edu, or visit the website at www.coolbean.info. To learn more about the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board and its work, visit the website at www.wisoybean.org.

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The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB) is a grassroots, farmer-led organization that leads efforts in soybean research and the expansion of soybean market opportunities. Established in 1983 as part of a Wisconsin-mandated checkoff, the board works every day to maximize the profitability of Wisconsin soybean producers. It builds soybean demand, creates new uses for soybeans, and focuses on soybean disease research. WSMB is committed to providing statewide soy education and outreach programs that inform consumers about the benefits of soy. It offers a comprehensive soy curriculum for educators, and partners with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom to provide Soybean Science Kits and lessons that increase agricultural literacy.