Sorghum Yield Contest

Go For 250

The Sorghum Checkoff is an elite supporter and sponsor of the National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest. This contest provides sorghum farmers with the opportunity to showcase their sorghum crop, while competing with farmers from across the nation. Not only does the yield contest allow for the opportunity to recognize some of the best growers in the U.S., it also helps farmers grow and learn from one another.

In 2014, the National Sorghum Producers set a yield goal of 250 bushels per acre or more to illustrate sorghum's yield potential. To aid in the quest for 250 bushels per acre, the Sorghum Checkoff has assisted in providing incentives via awards to growers who reach the new benchmark.

Contestants who successfully reach the 250 bushel mark will receive:

truck prize


1st place

Three-year truck lease
(Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet or Toyota)

atv prize


2nd place

All-terrain vehicle

lawnmower prize


3rd place

Riding lawn mower

2016 National Winners


Dryland Conventional-Till - Winter Johnston 
Pennsylvania, Fulton County - 184.80 bu/A - Pioneer 84G62

Sam Santini, Jr.

Dryland Double Crop - Sam Santini Jr.
New Jersey, Warren County - 198.36 bu/A - Pioneer 84G62

Robert Santini Jr

Dryland No-Till - Robert Santini Jr.
New Jersey, Warren County - 178.04 bu/A - Pioneer 84G62

Travis Walker

Dryland Reduced Till - Travis Walker
Missouri, Caldwell County - 184.59 bu/A - Pioneer 84P72

Jim Boehlke

Irrigated Conventional-Till - Jim Boehlke, Bell-Key Farms
Idaho, Canyon County - 208.40 bu/A - Pioneer 85Y40

Jeffrey Barlieb

Irrigated Double Crop - Jeffrey Barlieb
New Jersey, Warren County - 176.33 bu/A - Pioneer 84G62

Robert and John Reznik

Irrigated No-Till - Robert and John Reznik
Texas, Moore County - 188.90 bu/A - Pioneer 84P80

Ron Robison

Irrigated Reduced-Till & Food Grade - Ron Robison
Nebraska, Harlan County - 197.68 bu/A - Pay Dirt J300

Peter Fleming

Non-Irrigated Food Grade - Peter Flemming, Triple Creek Farm
North Carolina, Yadkin County - 122.89 bu/A - Sorghum Partners NK8828