Top Barley Producer Entry in Seven-State Region To Win New Flex Fuel Pickup
GLEN ALLEN, Va., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the groundbreaking of its first barley-based ethanol and protein feed bio-processing facility in Hopewell, Va., Osage Bio Energy LLC is launching the Barley Bin Builder Yield Contest for the 2009 crop season.
To increase farmer interest in regional barley production, the Barley Bin Builder Yield Contest will award $1,000 by state to the farmer entry with the highest barley yield per acre within a seven-state region. Osage Bio Energy, Perdue AgriBusiness and Virginia Farm Bureau are cosponsoring the contest. These organizations are looking forward to working with state grain organizations and land grant extension services in the Barley Bin Builder Yield Contest.
Farmers in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina are eligible to enter the Barley Bin Builder Yield Contest. The top entry among the seven states will receive a Flex Fuel pickup truck as the grand prize.
The yield contest coincides with Osage Bio Energy's planned construction of bio-processing facilities in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Once operational in 2010, the facilities will work with regional grain elevators to purchase barley for bio-energy production.
Osage Bio Energy will award cash prizes for the top three entries of barley yields per acre in each state eligible for the Barley Bin Builder Yield Contest. In addition to the $1,000 first-place prize for the top entry in each eligible state, the second-highest yield per acre entry will receive a $750 prize and the third-place entry will receive a $500 prize.
"The Barley Bin Builder Yield Contest will reward high-yielding farmers
in the region who help ramp up the barley production that Osage Bio Energy
will need starting with the 2010 crop season, as we bring our facilities
into production in
|SOURCE Osage Bio Energy LLC|
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