(Posted Tue. May 1st, 2012)
May 1: As farmers across the country have gotten a jump on planting season this year, the National Corn Growers Association invites them to register for NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest early too. Until June 15, growers can also take advantage of a special early entry discount. With fees reduced to $80 until that time, NCGA reminds growers that a small time investment now saves money later this summer.
“While it may still seem a ways out, we all know how quickly the time passes once planting season starts,” said Production and Stewardship Action Team Chair Dean Taylor. “I have heard many growers speaking optimistically so far this year. In light of the favorable early planting conditions, I urge those who haven’t entered before to become NCGA members and try their hand at high yield techniques as contest entrants in 2012.”
For access to contest information, rules and forms, click here. As of today, entry forms are available for download, with submission through traditional mail. Later this month, NCGA will roll out an online entry form for those wishing to submit their entry electronically.
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 Corn Yield Guide, as well as cash trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. In Kissimmee, Fla., during the 2013 Commodity Classic, state winners will be presented awards at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners will receive awards at the NCGA Awards Banquet.