NATIONAL CORN YIELD CONTEST NOW OFFERS YIELD-INCREASING TIPS FROM TOP GROWERS

MARCH 2013

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(Posted Fri. Mar 1st, 2013)

Mar. 1: The National Corn Growers Association released a video today offering tops from perennial high-yield entrants of the National Corn Yield Contest during a breakfast at Commodity Classic honoring the state winners of the 2012 contest. The new video, which accompanies the traditional online NCYC Guide, offers farmers across the country a chance to apply the tips learned through the contest to their own operations to improve their yields and their bottom line.

To view the video, click here.

“The contest not only affords an opportunity for farmers to test their skill against their peers, it also provides NCGA with a significant amount of information about cutting-edge production practices that all farmers might find useful,” said NCGA Grower Services Action Team Chair Brandon Hunnicutt. “NCGA has always looked for new and innovative ways to use this data, sharing the lessons learned with corn farmers. The video provides a quick, simple way for interested farmers to discover new ideas that might work for them.”

The National Corn Yield Contest is in its 48th year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members. With 8,262 entries, the 2012 NCGA National Corn Yield Contest neared the participation record set last year of 8,425 entries.

To learn more about the contest and explore the expanded online yield guide, click here.

The printed yield guide was published in the mid February edition of Progressive Farmer.