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.

2017 Contest Winners and Entry Dates for 2018

The winners were just announced for the 2017 National Wheat Yield Contest. 22 of them are WestBred growers. Watch the video below highlighting the 2017 winners. 

Entry forms for the 2018 contest must be entered online by 5:00 EST on May 15 (winter wheat) or August 1 (spring wheat). Early registration ends April 1 (winter wheat) and June 15 (spring wheat). The NWYC is sponsored by the National Wheat Foundation. Visit to read more and enter the 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 third 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 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Enter the Contest, Courtesy of WestBred Wheat

  • Your $100 entry fee will be covered if you sign up with a WestBred certified variety* When filling out your registration, list WestBred as your seed/brand, leave the entry screen blank, click save and we'll take it from there.

  • 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 2019 in Orlando, Florida.*

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.

The Winners of NWYC 2017

WestBred® wheat announced today that 22 WestBred growers placed at the national and/or state levels in the 2017 National Wheat Yield Contest.