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2017 Montgomery County Yield Survey Results Are In
August 24, 2017
Montgomery County Extension conducted their annual yield survey of the area corn crop on August 23. The survey data gathered resulted in an estimated county wide average yield of 168.0 bushels per acre, which was down from last year’s average of 190.6 bushels per acre.
The day began with volunteers meeting at 8 AM at University of Illinois Extension office in Hillsboro where they broke into groups to survey crops across the county. Groups then returned to the Extension office before noon to share results and enjoy lunch.
Volunteers sampled fields in each of the 19 townships in Montgomery County. Results for each township are:
Audubon – 147.1
Bois D’Arc – 162.4
Butler Grove – 190.4
East Fork – 167.1
Fillmore – 185.9
Grisham – 157.4
Harvel – 176.5
Hillsboro – 156.8
Irving – 184.6
Nokomis – 175.6
North Litchfield – 177.8
Pitman – 182.5
Raymond – 176.1
Rountree – 155.4
South Fillmore – 148.7
South Litchfield – 148.7
Walshville – 154.9
Witt – 174.5
Zanesville – 170.5
County Wide Average: 168.0 Bushels/Acre
The survey was sponsored by First National Bank of Litchfield; Security National Bank; and Montgomery County Farm Bureau & Montgomery County Young Farmers.
Volunteers included: Eric Pastrovich, Darla McFarlin, Brian Lewey, Jim Miller, Jim Keller, Matt Stolte, Jay Ryan, Mark Knodle, Jay Niemann, Mike Bitter, Rachel Vandenbergh, Taylor Hand, Katie Wilson, Eric Heyen, Brian Brown, Ryan Griffith & Kevin Neimann
Anyone interested in volunteering for or sponsoring future yield surveys is asked to contact the Montgomery County Extension office at (217) 532-3941.
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Photo Caption: Volunteers of the Montgomery County Yield Survey
Back (Left to Right): Andrew Holsinger – Horticulture Extension Educator, Eric Pastrovich, Darla McFarlin, Brian Lewey, Jim Miller, Jim Keller, Matt Stolte, Jay Ryan, Mark Knodle, Jay Niemann & Mike Bitter
Front (Left to Right): Rachel Vandenbergh, Taylor Hand, Katie Wilson, Eric Heyen, Brian Brown & Ryan Griffith
Not pictured Kevin Neimann
Local Contact: Andrew Holsinger, Extension Educator, Horticulture, firstname.lastname@example.org