The Virginia Grain Producers Association (VGPA) is proud to announce the winners of the Statewide 2012 Virginia Wheat and Barley Yield Contests.
This year's winners come from counties across the Commonwealth and have once again proven that Virginia producers are capable of achieving exceptional yields. Yield contests, such as this, are an important element in our mission to highlight and communicate the accomplishments of Virginia agriculture to our industry partners and to the general public. The top-ranked producers will be given cash prizes provided by the providers of their winning seed, and will be fully recognized with a plaque presented by one of our industry leaders at the Virginia Grains and Soybean Annual Conference next February.
2012 Virginia Wheat Yield Contest Winners
1st Place $700: Ronnie Russell, Corbin Hall Farm, Middlesex County
111.9 Bu/Acre, Pioneer 26R20
2nd Place $500: Evan Perry, Corbin Hall Farm, Middlesex County
111.1 Bu/Acre, USG 3555
3rd Place $300: Bill Nelson, Colonial Acres Farm, Henrico County
110.9 Bu/Acre, Shirley
4th Place $200: John Copland, Jr., North Bend Farm, Charles City County
105.9 Bu/Acre, Shirley
2012 Virginia Barley Yield Contest Winner
1st Place $700: Richard T. Sanford, Sanford Farms, Westmoreland County
154.9 Bu/Acre, Thoroughbred
Many thanks go out to Crop Production Services, Pioneer, UniSouth Genetics, Virginia Crop Improvement Association, and Virginia Cooperative Extension for sponsoring the Virginia Wheat & Barley Yield Contests.