The Cereal YEN was established in 2012, and is the longest-running Yield Enhancement Network.
By joining the Cereal YEN, you will be able to benchmark your crops performance against other members, attend workshops with experienced farmers, agronomists and scientists, and be eligible for the YEN Awards at the annual conference, held in November.
All members will be provided with a comprehensive report, detailing how their crop performed and where improvements could be made.
Annual Cereal YEN membership
Membership is open, and available to anyone; farmers, agronomists, and researchers.
- One entrance into the annual Cereal YEN competition*
- One free NRM Soil Health Check**
- A comprehensive report on your crop’s performance
- One ticket to the Annual Cereal YEN Conference
- Group 1 wheat entries are also eligible for Milling Wheat Awards, presented at the AHDB Milling Wheat Conference.
*Members can enter multiple fields; additional charges apply.
**NRM Soil Health Checks must be carried out on the field entered into the competition. Soil analysis for additional field entered will be subject to additional charges. Soil samples returned after April may be charged for.
All winter and spring cereals, including wheat, barley, rye, triticale and oats, are eligible for entry into the Cereal YEN competition.
UK based individual Cereal YEN Membership is £250 + VAT.
Where entries are supported by a UK based third party that is not an official YEN Sponsor, Membership is £350 + VAT.
For all non-UK entries, Membership is £400.
Corporate Sponsors support the network to maintain its core activities. Their vital role is recognised in all YEN publicity, media items, conference presentations, and on this website.
Sponsors have a key role in steering the evolution of the network and its activities. They have access to network information, intelligence and discussions to support their own yield enhancement initiatives.
Sponsors can also make multiple competition entries, and have multiple attendance at the annual YEN conference. A few sponsors will also contribute some or all of individual farmers membership fees. For more information, please contact the Cereal YEN Project Manager.