(Posted Wed. Jul 20th, 2011)
July 20: With only days to register remaining, the time to sign up for the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest is now. Growers can utilize a quick and easy online application or download a traditional paper entry form. To qualify for the contest, entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, July 25.
“The National Corn Yield Contest remains one of our most popular programs year after year,” said Production and Stewardship Action Team Chair Steve Ebke. “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.”
Now in its 47th year, the contest has been trending toward increasingly higher levels of participation with a record 7,125 entrants in 2010. Winners will receive national recognition in such publications as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide and at the National Awards Banquet and State Awards Breakfast at the 2012 Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn . More importantly, growers experience the challenge and satisfaction of learning production techniques that will enhance their corn yields.
Grower participation also benefits the entire industry because NCGA utilizes the wealth of information from the contest to study production trends. Growers’ information is used by NCGA and others to statistically demonstrate the production efficiencies of corn growers and their dedication to soil and nutrient conservation.
Click here for more information on the National Corn Yield Contest.
To access the online form, click here.