II. Who Is Eligible to Enter: Any person who produces ten (10) acres or more of wheat in Kentucky. A producer may make more than one entry if the entries are from different fields or farms. However, a producer or farming unit will only be eligible for one award.
III. Contest Classes: The contest will be divided into 2 Divisions:
a. Division I: Conventional or Minimum tillage, and
b. Division II: No-tillage, defined as “wheat seeded into undisturbed soil (no preplant tillage of any form allowed) following harvest of corn or soybeans in the fall. The corn stalks may be chopped in some manner.”
IV. Contest Requirements:
a. Production Practices - A record of all production practices must be submitted with the yield certification form.
b. Acreage - A minimum of three (3) acres, all in Kentucky, must be harvested from a continuously planted area with four straight sides if possible. Reasonable variations will be acceptable.
c. Yield Determination - Official yields shall consist of the weight of the harvested wheat on certified public scales, corrected to 13.5% moisture and converted to bushels per acre. The County Extension Agent for Agriculture or designated representative is responsible for verifying the yield and agronomic data of each entry from that county.
d. Entry Deadlines - The Certified Agronomic Data and Yield Form should be completed and sent to the state office as soon as possible after harvest but no later than July 20, 2010 by the county extension agent or designated person.
V. Awards: (There may be a cash award to the Agent with the Highest Entry). Cash awards
will be only to those who attend the Annual Awards Banquet.
State Awards: The top entry in each division will be awarded with the State Award. Depending on funds available, a trip to the 2010 Commodity Classic, or a cash award, and an appropriate trophy will be given to the highest yield.
1st Place State Champion: Division I-Tillage
1st Place State Champion: Division II-No-Tillage
b. Area Awards: Top entry in each area not a state winner will be recognized. Awards will be given if enough entries are submitted.
i. Area 1 – Purchase and Pennyrile Areas
ii. Area 2 – Green River Area
iii. Area 3 – Mammoth Cave Area
iv. Area 4 – Rest of State
Call the Logan County Extension Office at 726-6323 or Chris at 847-0634 to schedule.