A record-breaking 391 growers qualified 2016 yields to join the FiberMax® One Ton Club™.
These growers, which include 200 new members, bring the 12-year club membership up to 1,049.
“This club is solid evidence of the success growers enjoy when they combine their knowledge and skills with our science – cottonseed varieties and inputs focused on increasing a grower’s opportunity for profit,” says Jason Wistehuff, U.S. product manager for FiberMax cotton. “The consistent yields of FiberMax are demonstrated with the growers who come back year after year.”
Bayer celebrated with the 2016 class of the FiberMax One Ton Club at a banquet in Lubbock on April 6, 2017.
OTC Members Double Up on Yield
Average qualifying yield for One Ton Club members is more than double the Texas and national yield averages for 2016.
- Minimum qualifying yield for One Ton Club grower: 2,000 lb/A
- Average yield in Texas in 2016: 720 lb/A
- Average U.S. yield in 2016: 855 lb/A
Floydada, Texas, Grower Wins 2016 FiberMax® One Ton Club™ Truck
"FiberMax is proven for yield and quality."
– Wesley Campbell, Floydada, Texas
One Ton Club members are entered into a drawing for a two-year lease on a Ford Super Duty F-350 King Ranch truck.
This year’s winner is Wesley and Tracy Campbell of Floydada, Texas. Wesley is a 4-year member of the One Ton Club.
Campbell says he’s always been a Chevy man, but driving the One Ton Club truck over the next two years could persuade him to be a Ford man. What won’t change, however, is his chosen cottonseed brand: FiberMax.
Campbell plants about 95 percent of his cotton crop to FiberMax varieties and has been doing so since 1992. He started choosing FiberMax because he saw the results on neighbors’ farms.
Wesley Campbell of Floydada, Texas, holds wife Tracy and the keys to the 2016 One Ton Club truck, a Ford Super Duty F-350 King Ranch.
Top of the One Ton Club Crop
Individual awards presented during the banquet included highest yield, highest loan value, highest gross loan value per acre, most acres and most varieties. This year’s winners are:
Highest Loan Value
Pafford Farms, of Los Banos, CA, garnered $0.5781 on 38 acres with an average yield of 2,175 pounds per acre.
Highest Yield and Highest Gross Loan Value
Johnny Lindley, of Lakeview, Texas, qualified a yield of 3,059 lb/A and earned $1,749.44 per acre on his qualifying acres.
Craig McCloy, of Morse, Texas, averaged 2,143 pounds per acre on 2,046 acres.
Most Varieties Achieving One Ton Club Yields
Five growers qualified one-ton yields with three different varieties:
- Ricky & Gena Yantis, Littlefield, Texas, qualified with FM 1911GLT, FM 2322GL and FM 2011GT
- Charles & Janet Braden, Garden City, Texas, qualified with FM 2007GLT, FM 2334GLT and FM 2484B2F
- Larry Hancock, of Ehrenberg, Arizona, qualified with FM 1911GLT, FM 1740B2F and a field of FiberMax experimental varieties
- Randy Middlebrooks, of Lubbock, Texas, qualified with FM 1830GLT, FM 2989GLB2 and FM 2484B2F
- Rick & Tye Heflin, of Floydada, Texas, qualified with FM 1830GLT, FM 2322GL and FM 2484B2F