Grain Farmers of Ontario spring wheat challenge winner

GUELPH, ON (January 12, 2012) – The results of Grain Farmers of Ontario’s second annual Spring Wheat Challenge were announced yesterday at the district 13 meeting in Elgin. 

First place and a prize of $1,500: Schouten Corner View Farms of Richmond achieving 98.42 bushel per acre with Sable wheat.

Second place and a price of $750: John Schiestel of Teeswater achieving 92.08 bushels per acre with Wilken wheat.

Third place and a prize of $500: R&J Fraser Farms of Ottawa achieving 91.71 bushels per acre with Sable wheat.

“It was a tight competition this year,” says Crosby Devitt, Manager of Research and Market Development at Grain Farmers of Ontario. “These are all impressive yields for Ontario spring wheat and these farmers certainly deserve credit for great production practices.”

Grain Farmers of Ontario congratulates all entrants in the 2011 Spring Wheat Challenge. The 2011 Spring Wheat Challenge was made possible by generous support from platinum sponsor Bayer CropScience and gold sponsors C&M Seeds and Hyland Seeds.

Grain Farmers of Ontario

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.

Contact:

Barry Senft, CEO – 1-800-265-0550; bsenft@gfo.ca

Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 6 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province.