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LibertyLink Real Yield Sweepstakes Winners at #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

LibertyLink Real Yield grand prize winner Gary Tretter (center) with November cotton winner Andy Carthel and November soybean winner Mark Hardy

Last year was the second year for the LibertyLink Real Yield Sweepstakes, which gave away 200 acres of LiberyLink soybeans or cotton to two growers each month. The grand prize winner for the year was Gary Tretter from Illinois, who received the 500 acre grand prize and a trip to Commodity Classic in San Antonio last week, along with the other monthly winners.

“We were 100 percent soybeans last year with LibertyLink and they were great,” said Tretter. “LibertyLink fixed the problem we had with resistant weeds” especially waterhemp and marestail.

Tretter grows soybeans and wheat on his 4,000-acre farm in southern Illinois, primarily focusing on soy with no-till farming. He entered the Real Yield Sweepstakes at the Bayer booth during Farm Progress Show and is very excited to win more LibertyLink enabled soybeans for this year’s crop.

Listen to Gary talk about the LibertyLink system here: Interview with Gary Tretter

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