(Posted Mon. Jul 9th, 2012)
July 9: With only one week to register remaining, now is the time to sign up for the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest. Growers can utilize a quick and easy online application, or download and mail a traditional paper entry form. To qualify for the contest, entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, July 16.
“The National Corn Yield Contest remains one of our most popular programs year after year,” said Production and Stewardship Action Team Chair Dean Taylor. “By entering the contest growers not only have a chance to be recognized for their accomplishments, but also to benefit the industry as a whole by providing valuable knowledge that will continue to help us increase yields to meet ever growing demand.”
The new software, which was launched earlier this year, allows growers to enter the contest and join NCGA and their state association. The web-based system simplifies data submission, allows users to view their submissions at any time, and will allow for quick, efficient use of contest data.
Seed representatives and entrants are welcome to enter through this new platform. Current members should have their NCGA membership identification number ready. Non-members wishing to participate can quickly fill out the online membership profile and enter immediately following completion of this form.
As some contestants have indicated intentions to begin harvesting, NCGA has placed harvest forms online for download. An online version of the harvest forms, similar to the online entry option, will be available shortly after contest registration ends. To download harvest forms for paper submission, click here.
For nearly a half century, NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest has provided corn growers the opportunity to compete with their colleagues to grow the most corn per acre, helping feed and fuel the world. This has given participants not only the recognition they deserve, but also the opportunity to learn from their peers.
Winners receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as cash trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. In Kissimmee, Fla., during the 2013 Commodity Classic, state winners will be recognized during the NCYC Breakfast and national winners will receive awards at the NCGA Awards Banquet.