(Posted Mon. Jan 9th, 2012)

Jan. 9: The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Rachel Jungermann as the new Corn Yield Contest Manager. Jungermann, who has experience in agronomy data support and collection, enters this role with a strong background in many areas crucial to the success of the continually growing National Corn Yield Contest.


“Rachel will be a valuable addition to our team and play a key role in ensuring the continued success of the contest,” said Director of Production, Stewardship and Livestock Max Starbuck. “In 2011, the contest set yet another record with 8,431 entries, up an incredible 70 percent in only four years. We strive to ensure that, even with this rapid expansion, the contest maintains its integrity and are confident that Rachel will help us achieve this goal.”


Jungermann earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from Lindenwood University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business from Missouri State University, where she also minored in Agronomy. A former 4-H and Future Farmers of America member who raised hogs for competition, Jungerman grew up on a farm by Moscow Mills, Mo. Her family grows corn, soybeans, wheat and hay in addition to raising cattle.


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 deserved, but the opportunity to learn from their peers.