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

FEBRUARY 2015

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(Posted Fri. Feb 27th, 2015)

The National Corn Growers Association released a video today offering tips from perennial high-yield entrants of the National Corn Yield Contest during a breakfast at Commodity Classic in Phoenix honoring the state winners of the 2014 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 Production and Stewardship Chair Don Glenn. “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 now in its 50th year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members. Participation in the contest remained strong in 2014 with 8,129 entries received.

 

To explore the expanded online yield guide, click here.

 

The printed yield guide, which includes a special section celebrating the contest’s 50th anniversary, was published in the mid-February edition of Progressive Farmer.