The game is on…If you think you can do a pretty good job of growing canola, the Agri-Prize Challenge announced at this week’s Ag In Motion farm show near Saskatoon is right up your alley. Farmers across Canada and northern U.S. states are being urged to register for the challenge to see who can be the first to produce a 100 bushel/acre canola crop over the next three years. Aside from the bragging rights there is a pretty decent prize that goes with the challenge. The first person to produce 100 bushels of canola on 50 acres, or the person with the highest yield after the three-year term of the contest will win the use of a whole fleet of John Deere equipment for 100 hours of field work — that includes a tractor, air seeding system, field sprayer, swather and combine. Above are representatives of contest sponsors, from left, Jon Kennedy, president of Glacier Media, he’s pinning a 100 bushel contest pin on Rob Saik, president of Agri-Trend Agrology, while Glen Walsh, with John Deere looks on. For more information visit the contest website at: www.agriprize.com.
Subscribe to the Manitoba Co-operator daily newsletter
You'll receive current daily news every morning free, as well as market updates and special features.