The Tennessee Top Bean soybean yield contest sponsored by the TN Soybean Promotion board and coordinated by UT Extension is open for entries now until September 1st for the 2023 season. This contest is open to producers farming at least 10 acres of soybeans and each producer may submit a single entry in both the irrigated and the dryland contests.
Growers are encouraged to work with their local county Extension agent to enter their best irrigated and dryland fields and compete for ‘Top Bean’ in the state. Tennessee is divided into five yield districts for the contest. District winners will receive awards and all district winners will compete for state winner in irrigated and dryland production.
Agents with access to a weigh wagon can use their wagon to weigh contest harvest, and document weight on a new UT weight certification form. Producers and agents without access to a calibrated weigh wagon should continue to weigh harvested seed at a nearby certified scale and include a copy of the weigh ticket to certify weight.
Completed entry forms should be sent by text, email or paper mail to Mr. Ryan Blair, UT Extension Area grain specialist, at 605 Airways Boulevard, Jackson TN 38301. Additional contact information for Mr. Blair is included on the entry form which can be downloaded here Entry form_2023 Top Bean Soybean Yield Contest (DUE SEPT 1)
Harvest reports are due Dec. 8th. Work with your county agent and they can submit these to me. The harvest forms below outline harvest calculations and all information to include with your final submission.