The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) wants you to “Be The Wheat Champion” in its new contest. AWC launched the contest so farmers can have some fun in trying to become the “most productive wheat grower” in Alberta.
Entry to the contest is free, and Brian Kennedy, grower relations with AWC, says that the inspiration for this came from other countries.
We see the world record (for wheat) coming from New Zealand or somewhere, Kennedy says, and they talk about their agronomic methods. “We thought it would be a fun challenge for Alberta growers to see what is the maximum capacity that we can grow in Alberta,” he says.
The contest is available for dryland and irrigation farmers, as long as it is a registered variety that falls under the Canadian Grain Commission Western Standards.
“For anybody interested in joining our contest, downloadable forms and pdf forms are available on our website,” says Kennedy. “And make sure you don’t forget to have fun.”