Galen Berning of Marienthal and Vulgamore Family Farms of Scott City recently placed in the 2017 National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest.

Berning won first place state in the dryland conventional-till division. He won with Pioneer hybrid 85G46, which yielded 174.16 bushels per acre.

Vulgamore Family Farms was awarded second place in the state in the dryland no-till division, winning with Pioneer hybrid 86G32, which yielded 164.22 bushels per acre. Berning earned one of the 82 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer brand sorghum hybrids. DuPont Pioneer dominated the contest and won 76 percent of the 108 first-place state awards presented. Pioneer brand sorghum hybrid growers also won 18 of 24 national titles awarded in 2017.

A detailed listing of individual winners can be found at