Our most successful growers have more in common than just the high-yielding seed they use. That’s because they all know maximizing their acres is a team effort. It takes a combination of the best genetics, know-how and true partnership to be a Yield Master.

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NCGA State Winners
1st Place
  • Brooks Cardinal IN A6659VT2RIB 334
  • Dan Luepkes IL A6499STXRIB 324
  • Tony Spexarth KS A6499STXRIB 307
  • Elvie Hunter AL A6499STX 298
  • Mark Davis TN A6499STX 297
  • Mike Fuhrman KS A6544VT2RIB 290
  • James Davis TN A6499STX 288
  • Nick Kelbley OH A6499VT2RIB 274
  • Brenda Walsh MD A6544STXRIB 272
  • Jodie More MS A6659VT2PRO 270
  • Justin Hurt MS A6544VT2PRO 263
2nd Place
  • Brandon Cardinal IN A6659VT2RIB 331
  • Kenny Knott KY A6499STXRIB 315
  • Melissa Yocum IL A635-54 310
  • David Luepkes IL A6499STXRIB 297
  • Janson Patterson AL A6544VT2PRO 293
  • Matthew Davis TN A6572VT2PRO 277
  • Jeremy Sands PA A6544VT2PRO 273
  • Adam Hurt MS A6544VT2PRO 260
  • Kenny Hurt MS A6499STX 254
3rd Place
  • Terry Vissing IN A6579VT2PRO 324
  • Jacob Gouldie KS A6544VT2RIB 299
  • Randy Price MO A6579VT2RIB 291
  • Cody Mezera WI A641-78STX 291
  • Greg McClure IL A6544VT2RIB 284
  • Matt & Gene Larsen WI A6413STXRIB 232
13 States Represented
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When it comes to maximizing the genetic potential of your soybean crop, the play book is still being written. AgriGold Soybean Yield Masters are driven to find new and innovative ways to maximize the genetic potential of our premium soybean genetics.

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About Greg

Greg McClure is a third generation farmer from St. Francisville, IL. He lives in the same residency as AgriGold founders, Clarence and Dave Akin. Greg farms corn and soybeans with his son, Cameron. In 2017, Greg was awarded honorable mention for the Illinois Soybean 100-Bushel Challenge in the Non-Irrigated Division with 101.8 BPA & 105.16 BPA. However 2018 was a big year for Greg and his farm, earning him a new Illinois state record in the Soybean Irrigated Division with 110.19 BPA and 3rd in the state for NCGA No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated Division with 284 BPA.

St. Francisville, Illinois
Soybean Yield
Greg'S Results
  • 1 TIME
    State NCGA Corn Yield Winner
  • 2017
    Honorable Mention Illinois 100-Bushel Challenge NON-IRRIGATED DIVISION101.8 BPA & 105.16 BPA
  • 2018
    1st Place Illinois I: Irrigated Division 110.19 BPA - New State Record
  • 2018
    3rd Place NCGA Illinois E: No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated Division 284 BPA
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Dan Luepkes resides in Northern Illinois and farms 1,500 acres of corn and soybeans. In 2015, Dan placed 3rd in the state of Illinois with a yield of 299 BPA. In 2016, Dan placed 1st and 2nd in the state of Illinois NCGA Corn Yield Contest with bin busting yields of 315 and 312 BPA in the Irrigated class. One new addition Dan made in 2015 was adding drip irrigation on his farm and then expanded that in 2016. Since then, Dan has been experimenting with drip irrigation combined with new biological and microbial practices to push yield production on his farm. In 2017, Dan placed 1st & 2nd in the state with A6499STXRIB performing at 327.5 & 319.8 BPA in the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated class. The following year with A6499STXRIB, Dan placed 1st in the state at 324.3 BPA in the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated class and 2nd in the state at 296.7 BPA in the Irrigated class.

Oregon, Illinois
NCGA Corn Yield
  • 7 TIME
    State NCGA Corn Yield Winner
  • 2015
    3RD Place Illinois I: Irrigated Division 299 BPA
  • 2016
    1st & 2nd Place Illinois I: Irrigated Division 315 BPA & 312 BPA
  • 2017
    1st & 2nd Place Illinois E: No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated Division 327 BPA & 320 BPA
  • 2018
    1st Place Illinois E: No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated Division 324 BPA
  • 2018
    2nd Place Illinois I: Irrigated Division 297 BPA
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Terry Vissing farms 1100 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum in the hills of Southern Indiana. In 2014, Terry won 2nd place in the state of Indiana with a high yield of 295 BPA and in 2016 won 1st place in the state of Indiana with a bin busting 288 BPA. Also, in 2016 Terry placed 3rd nationally in the NSP sorghum contest. In 2018, A6579VT2PRO performed with 323.8 BPA on No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated soil and placed 3rd in the state. Terry is currently experimenting with new practices to push yield production on his farm.

NCGA Corn &
Sorghum Yield
  • 3 TIME
    State NCGA Corn Yield Winner
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2016
  • 2017
    State NCGA Corn Yield Entry 300 BPA
  • 2018
Yield Master



Randy Dowdy is a first generation farmer from Valdosta, Georgia. He operates a 1,700-acre corn, soybean and peanuts farm. Randy set the world corn yield record in 2014 with a yield of 503 BPA. In 2016, he set the world record in soybeans at 171 BPA and reached a personal best corn haul on his farm of 521 BPA. Randy Dowdy’s production strategies focus on maximizing yields by minimizing stress that plants experience throughout the growing season. Randy’s forward thinking approach to crop production challenges traditionally accepted practices and focuses on extracting as much yield as possible from each seed planted.

NCGA Corn Yield
Champion & Current
Soybean World Record Holder
  • 22 TIME
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2016
  • 2017

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