2012 Virginia Wheat & Barley Yield Contest Winners Announced


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

Corbin Hall Farm, Middlesex County

Louise Harrell, Owner

Ronnie Russel, Manager

111.9 Bu/Acre, Pioneer 26R20


2nd Place $500

Corbin Hall Farm, Middlesex County

Louise Harrell, Owner

Evan Perry, Operator

111.1 Bu/Acre, USG 3555


3rd Place $300

Colonial Acres Farm, Henrico County

Bill Nelson

110.9 Bu/Acre, Shirley


4th Place $200

North Bend Farm, Charles City County

John Copland, Jr.

105.9 Bu/Acre, Shirley


2012 Virginia Barley Yield Contest Winner


1st Place $700

Sanford Farms, Westmoreland County

Richard T. Sanford

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.



Many thanks to the following

sponsors for supporting the

Virginia Wheat & Barley

Yield Contests:


Crop Production Services


UniSouth Genetics

Virginia Crop Improvement Association

Virginia Cooperative Extension

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Contact: Ben Rowe