Thursday, September 3, 2015 — Under the FS tent at the 2015 Farm Progress Show, Mark Thornsbrough, GROWMARK Seed Division manager, presented one of the winners of the FS HiSOY Golden Anniversary Sweepstakes with a brand new HiSOY 50th Anniversary seed tender in celebration of the longest running and oldest proprietary soybean brand, HiSOY soybeans.
The GROWMARK Seed Division plans to award three seed tenders to three participants in the HiSOY Golden Anniversary Sweepstakes - randomly selecting a winner from each sales region - Northern, Southern, and Western.
Matt Davis, Mendota, Illinois and GRAINCO FS customer was the Northern Region winner and was recognized during a special presentation at the FS tent at the Farm Progress Show. Davis was selected from nearly 1,000 entrants farming in each of the three-state regions, comprised primarily in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Two more winners will be selected in the coming months, representing the Southern and Western Regions.
“It’s fantastic, I didn’t actually believe it at first,” said Davis when he was awarded his prize at the show Wednesday. “It will fit in great with the operation I’ve got.”
The presentation was part of the HiSOY Golden Anniversary Sweepstakes, which kicked off at the beginning of the year. Entrants were able to register for the Sweepstakes using a QR code which was printed on each bag of FS HiSOY soybeans, as well as via the FS HiSOY website and with mail-in entry cards available at FS Member Company locations.
FS HiSOY Soybeans were first planted in 1965, and is the first and longest surviving brand in the United States. Performance of the HiSOY brand is unparalleled in the region, and long-time customers consider themselves part of the heritage and legacy that has built the HiSOY name.