Helena farmer Mike Taylor has been recognized as a top soybean producer in the U.S. as a winner in the 2016 Asgrow® National Soybean Yield Contest.

Helena farmer Mike Taylor has been recognized as a top soybean producer in the U.S. as a winner in the 2016 Asgrow® National Soybean Yield Contest.

Taylor achieved an impressive yield of 101.32 bushels per acre with Asgrow AG47X6 brand. He was among 52 farmers from 21 states named winners in the annual yield competition, which is open to all farmers who plant Asgrow brand soybeans.

Taylor along with other winners recently attended the 2017 Commodity Classic March 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas, where they celebrated their success with an awards banquet and private concert featuring country music star Josh Turner.

“We congratulate these winners for their management skills and hard work in achieving these impressive yields,” said Jesse Hamonic, DEKALB® Asgrow Brand Lead. “The Asgrow brand is proud to offer leading soybean products that provide high yield potential and consistent performance to help support farmer success.”

Asgrow debuted its first national yield contest in 2012 in an effort to encourage soybean producers to challenge their peers in pushing yield limits. The contest also provides farmers the opportunity to learn more about the latest seed technologies and production practices, which contribute to overall advances for farmers across the country.