(Posted Fri. Nov 22nd, 2013)
Nov. 22: With only hours remaining until the final deadline, the National Corn Growers Association reminds entrants that harvest forms for the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest must be submitted by midnight tonight. Mail-in harvest forms will only be accepted if postmarked by Nov. 22 also.
“With the deadline upon us, it is important that entrants remember that using the online harvest form allows them until midnight to complete their entry and meet the deadline,” said Don Glenn, chairman of the NCGA Production and Stewardship Action Team. “Furthermore, we urge all of NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest to submit their harvest forms as the contest plays an important role in recognizing excellence and finding new, innovative production practices.”
The National Corn Yield Contest is in its 49th year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members, setting a new participation record this year with 8,827 entries. This surpasses the previous record of 8,431 entries, set in 2011, and far outstrips the 8,263 entries received in 2012.
The online harvest form is available to both farmers and seed representatives using the same login process as the initial entry form. Login does require submission of the entrants NCGA membership number.
When using the online harvest form, it is crucial 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 by Nov. 22. Online harvest forms will be accepted until midnight on Nov. 22. See complete rules for details.
Click here for the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest Online Harvest Form.
Click here for a printable PDF version of the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest Harvest Form.
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 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, state winners will be recognized at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners will receive awards at the NCGA Awards Banquet.