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Published 9:08 pm Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Davie was recognized at the 2023 N.C. Commodities Conference for entries in the state soybean and corn yield contests.
Matthews Family Farms of NC received the top prize for the highest NC soybean yield of 100.5 bushels per acre for 2022. The Matthews family also received an award for second runner up in the state irrigated corn division with a yield of 290.71 bushels per acre.
Both of these winning entries were produced in Davie County and measured by Marsha McGraw, field crops agent with NC.Cooperative Extension, Davie County Center. These awards were presented by NC Soybean Producers Association and the Corn Growers Association of NC.
McGraw also received the Agent Achievement Award for the Western North Carolina region. This award was given by the Corn Growers Association of NC to the Extension agent who had the highest number of entries and yield average in the NC corn yield contest.
Marsha had four entries from Davie County farms with an average yield of 272.53 bushels per acre.