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Pilot Grove farmer honored as winner in Asgrow 2017 National Soybean Yield Contest

Apr 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS — Farmer Mike Menke of Pilot Grove was recently recognized as a top U.S. soybean producer in the 2017 Asgrow National Soybean Yield Contest.

Menke achieved an impressive yield of 95 bushels per acre. Menke was among 52 farmers from 19 states named winners in the annual yield competition, which is open to all farmers who plant Asgrow brand soybeans. Menke, along with other winners, recently attended the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California, where they celebrated their success with an awards banquet and private concert featuring country music star Dustin Lynch.

“We are thrilled to partner with farmers like Mike on achieving record-breaking yield results with Asgrow seed,” said Pete Uitenbroek, DEKALB Asgrow Brand Lead, who presented a trophy to Menke at the banquet. “Asgrow products provide a strong level of defense, diverse maturity range and exceptional standability for farmers everywhere in their quest for higher yields.”

Asgrow debuted its first national yield contest in 2012 in an effort to encourage soybean producers to challenge their peers in pushing yield limits. The contest also provides farmers the opportunity to learn more about the latest seed technologies and production practices, which contribute to overall advances for farmers across the country.

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