(Posted Wed. Jul 10th, 2013)
July 10: The National Corn Growers Association reminds those interested in the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest that only days remain to file entry forms and take part in the popular competition. The online entry format makes entry quick and simple, but growers wishing to take part must file entry forms by the July 12 deadline.
“While many of us planted later than usual, the National Corn Yield Contest is proceeding right along schedule,” said NCGA Production and Stewardship Action Team Chair Dean Taylor. “This means that the window to participate in the contest is quickly closing. I strongly encourage anyone interested in being a part of the competition or just looking for a new way to explore different techniques to use the easy online form and become a part of the contest. Also, I encourage non-members in particular to explore the many benefits that NCGA members enjoy and consider joining both the association and entering the contest.”
The online entry software allows growers to enter the contest and join NCGA and their state association. The web-based system simplifies data submission, allows users to view their submissions at any time and will allow for quick, efficient use of contest data.
Seed representatives and entrants are welcome to enter through this new platform. Current members should have their NCGA membership ID ready. Non-members wishing to participate can quickly fill out the online membership profile and enter immediately following completion of this form.
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.
Winners receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Yield Guide, as well as trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. In San Antonio, Texas, during the 2014 Commodity Classic, state winners will be recognized at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners will receive awards at the NCGA Awards Banquet.