(Posted Thu. Sep 1st, 2011)
Sept. 1: As growers head to the fields to begin harvest, the National Corn Growers Association announces that harvest forms for the 2011 National Corn Yield Contest are now available online. While the harvest information form deadline of Dec. 1 may seem distant, entrants are invited to report online at their earliest convenience to facilitate the expedient processing of information.
“As growers in many areas are already beginning final harvest preparations, we invite contest applicants to submit harvest forms early thus allowing NCGA staff time to thoroughly review each form,” said Steve Ebke, chairman of the NCGA Production and Stewardship Action Team. “The National Corn Yield Contest plays a significant role in recognizing excellence and finding new, more productive techniques. We hope that growers continue to support the contest by seeing their entry through and submitting their completed harvest data forms.”
The National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC) is in its 47th year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members. With more than 8,300 entries, the 2011 NCYC set a new participation record again this year. The 2010 contest received a then-record number of entries with 7,125 participants.
The online harvest form is available to both farmers and seed representatives using a similar login process to the initial entry form. Login does require submission of the entrants NCGA membership number.
When using the online harvest form, it is key that all entrants complete one final step. Following submission of the online harvest form, entrants must submit a printed copy of the harvest confirmation form with the appropriate weight tickets attached for verification. Failure to do so will void entry. Forms and other required documentation must be sent by mail to NCGA, and postmarked no later than seven days after the final yield check, or by Dec. 1, whichever is earlier. See complete rules for details.
Click here for the 2011 National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC) Online Harvest Form.
Click here for the 2011 National Corn Yield Contest Harvest Form, PDF version.
Click here for more information on the National Corn Yield Contest.
Winners will receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, and potentially receive trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed and crop protection companies. During the 2012 Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn., state winners will be presented awards at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners will receive awards at the NCGA Awards Banquet.