National Wheat Yield Contest

Through our sponsorship of the National Wheat Yield Contest, WestBred® wheat facilitates knowledge transfer between growers, helping you learn about the successful production techniques other growers are using to maximize yield potential. See 2017 contest details below.

Enter the 2017 Contest

Award-Winning Wheat Yields

Monsanto and WestBred wheat are proud to be sponsors for the National Wheat Foundation’s National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC) for the second year.

WestBred wheat varieties are bred to offer industry-leading genetic potential. This contest highlights the production practices growers like you are using to maximize that potential — and celebrates the successes you’re seeing in the field. Plus, it awards national winners with a free trip to Commodity Classic 2018 in Anaheim, California.

Enter the Contest, Courtesy of WestBred Wheat

  • Your $100 entry fee will be covered if you sign up with a WestBred certified variety*

  • Your membership to NAWG or to your state association (if applicable) will be covered if you aren’t already a member*

Take A Guest, On Us

In the spirit of competition and celebration, WestBred wheat is holding a contest of our own to encourage participation in the NWYC. If you place first through fifth nationally in any of the four sub-sectors, we’ll pay for a guest to join you at Commodity Classic 2018 in Anaheim, California.*

So, if you’re having a great year, it’s time to let the world know. Talk to your WestBred seed supplier and tell them you’re ready to enter. For more details about this exclusive WestBred contest, click here. 

Contest Guidelines

  • The NWYC has two sectors — winter wheat and spring wheat, and two sub-sectors within each sector — irrigated and dryland.

  • The top five winners from each sub-sector will be recognized nationally, totaling 20 national winners. First-, second- and third-place state winners in each of the four sub-sectors will also be recognized. 

  • Winners will be determined by the percentage increase in yield above their most recent USDA-NASS published county average. Highest actual yield will be used in the case of a tie.

  • Entries must use a certified or branded wheat seed variety on a minimum contest plot of five acres. No bin-run seed will be accepted.

  • Growers may enter multiple times in both the winter and spring wheat sectors.

Winter wheat entries are due May 1, 2017. Spring wheat entries are due August 1, 2017.

The NWYC is sponsored by the National Wheat Foundation. Visit to discover more about the contest, including the official contest rules.

Enter the 2017 Contest

The Winners of NWYC 2016

WestBred wheat was proud to have 14 national- and state-level winners represented in the first annual National Wheat Yield Contest, including the "Bin-Buster" national winner, Phillip Gross. Read more about these growers and their winning yields.