South Dakota Soybean Growers Gather in Sioux Falls

SD Ag OutlookThe 2015 Ag Outlook hosted by the South Dakota Soybean Association and the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is underway in Sioux Falls at the Ramkota Exhibition Hall.  This year’s event has attracted a phenomenal crowd with mild temperatures encouraging folks to attend.
The groups announced the soybean yield contest and quality contest winners for this past season.  Sometimes it’s the little things that count – the really little things – that can add up to big yields for soybeans….
We visited with Contest Chair Jon Schaeffer.
Soy Contest 1   :47
There’s an increasing awareness of soil health and fertility, and the time to address that issue is right now.
Soy Contest 2  :15
Close to 350 farmers submitted Soybean Yield Contest entries in ten categories. Yields across all of the categories ranged from 22 to 106 bushels per acre.
Scott McKee SoybeanScott McKee, a farmer from Union County, took home Overall First Place in the South Dakota Soybean Soybean Yield Contest with his record-breaking soybean yield of 106.6 bushels per acre, breaking his previous record of 103.7 bushels per acre from last year’s contest. McKee planted DuPont Pioneer variety 25T51R.
For a complete list of winners and how the yields varied by state regions, go to