VIDEO: Big reward for winner of ‘Canola 100 Agri-Prize’

First farmer to grow 100-bushel canola will get use of a full line of John Deere equipment

Canola growers with a competitive personality now have an extra incentive — a complete John Deere equipment package if they’re the first to grow 100 bushels per acre on 50 acres of canola.

The ‘Canola 100 Agri-Prize’ was announced July 21 at Ag in Motion in Saskatoon. The first farmer to produce a verified average of 100 bushels per acre on 50 acres of contiguously seeded canola will win a prize package of 100 hours each of a John Deere tractor, air seeder, high-clearance sprayer, windrower and combine.

The contest is open to any non-irrigated farmer growing spring-seeded canola in the canola belt of Canada and the United States.

The Canola 100 will run for three crops starting in 2016. If the 100-bushel mark has not been reached by 2018, the highest recorded yield will take the prize.

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Official rules and details will be posted at agriprize.com in September. Visit the website or call 1-877-276-7526 for more information.

Canola 100 is the first of a series of Agri-Prize competitions organized by Agri-Trend and sponsored by John Deere and Glacier FarmMedia.

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