The Virginia Grain Producers Association (VGPA) recently announced the winners of the Statewide 2012 Virginia Wheat and Barley Yield Contests.
Richard T. Sanford of Sanford Farms in Westmoreland County won was barley-yield winner with a yield of 154.9 Bu/Acre. For 1st place, Sanford will receive $700.
This year’s winners prove once again that Virginia producers are capable of achieving exceptional yields. Yield contests, such as this, are an important element in the organization’s mission to highlight and communicate the accomplishments of Virginia agriculture to industry partners and to the general public. The top-ranked growers will be given cash prizes provided by the providers of their winning seed, and will be recognized with a plaque presented at the Virginia Grains and Soybean Annual Conference, February 2013.