I've long wanted to try them, but with the price of seed and the equipment I have access to I've not taken the plunge. They are a much longer crop than other options. Would love to get my hands on an affordable bag of the glyphosate resistance variety.
That said, I'm not sure they'd work for me any better than what I plant now. The tubers would make a great late season draw, but I don't hunt that season much. My place in IN is a bit of an anomaly in that there aren't many crops grown nearby. I only have about 2-3ac to plant, therefore I need something that can withstand fairly heavy grazing pressure. Not sure sugarbeets would handle it.