(Posted Thu. Jun 14th, 2012)
June 14: With early registration for the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest closing tomorrow, June 15, one week remains to enter for the reduced fee of $80. For those wishing to take advantage of this limited time savings opportunity, NCGA now offers a new way to save time too by entering online. To use the quick, simple online entry forms, click here.
“With the early registration deadline approaching rapidly, it is the time for entrants to try out the new online submission system,” said Production and Stewardship Action Team Chair Dean Taylor. “The software streamlines the process, saving both time and money allows farmers to take advantage of early registration savings for one more day.”
The new 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 identification number ready. Non-members wishing to participate can quickly fill out the online membership profile and enter immediately following completion of this form. Registration will remain open until July 16, but after June 15 it returns the full $110 rate.
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 deserve, but also 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 recognized during the NCYC Breakfast and national winners will receive awards at the NCGA Awards Banquet.