National Corn Yield Contest

Congratulations 2023 Winners!

Thank you to our 2023 National Corn Yield Contest Sponsors



NCYC Resources

DOWNLOAD PDF Resources for 2023:   Download the Entry & Harvest Rules 2023 which includes the following information Yield Calculation Formula Yield Worksheet with Signature Also available for download below are (updates coming soon): Sales Rep Login Tips Supervisor Training (Powerpoint) Promotional Activities 2023   Mark your calendar Early entry: May 1 - June 30, 2023 $75 per online entry plus one-time affiliated State/NCGA membership fee (if applicable)   Final entry:  July 1 -  Aug. 16, 2023 $110 per online entry plus one-time affiliated State/NCGA membership fee (if applicable)   Harvest entry: Aug. 17 - Nov. 30, 2023   NCGA National Corn Yield Contest Winners will be announced Dec. 13, 2023

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Nitrogen Management Class

Thank you to the 2023 Nitrogen Managment Class Sponsor!   NITROGEN MANAGEMENT CLASS OVERVIEW The Corn Yield Contest Nitrogen Management pilot class will be open to the first 100 entries from the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. Farmers in the pilot class will limit total nitrogen applications from non-field sources to 180 lbs. of actual nitrogen applied. The three highest-yielding entries in the class will be declared preliminary winners and confirmed as class winners after an NCGA verification of actual nitrogen applied.   PILOT CLASS RULES Limitations on Nitrogen use: The total amount of nitrogen supplied by synthetic and biological sources, such as manures and compost, will be limited to a predetermined rate of 180 Ibs. Limitations on previous crops: The field on which the yield contest entry is grown may have only been planted the previous year in corn, soybeans or wheat. A double crop system of...

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Supervisors, please review the following before supervising a harvest: Supervisor Check List Supervisor Training Module (Powerpoint) Entry & Harvest Rules Book 2023 NCGA will approve only supervisors meeting the following qualifications: FFA Advisor Vocational Agricultural Instructor County Extension Agent & Assistant NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Services) – Senior Staff FSA (Farm Service Agency) – CED/Loan Manager/Office SWCD (Soil and Water Conservation District) USDA Farm Credit Services Officer Bank Ag Loan Officer Private Crop Consultant or Agronomist College of Ag Instructor American Society of Farm Managers Accredited Farm Manager Crop Insurance Agent/Adjustors Anyone who is retired from one of these positions Current NCGA Production & Stewardship and Member & Consumer Engagement Action Team and NCGA Corn Board members can serve as supervisors. Approved state corn association staff can also serve as supervisors. Supervisors cannot be the...

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Voucher Program

Voucher Program (Updated 4/19/2023)   Seed Companies paying all entry and membership fees for the following brands:   AgriGold AgVenture* Brevant Seeds* Champion Seed* Channel* DEKALB Dyna-Gro Enogen FS InVISION Golden Harvest Hefty Seed LG Seeds NK Brand Pioneer Renk Seed* Revere Seed Seed Consultants Seed Genetics Direct Taylor Seed Farms* Wyffels Hybrids*   AgVenture* paying the entry fee for the first 75 entries | no membership fees   Brevant* paying the entry and membership fee for the first 100 entrants   Channel* paying membership fee and one Channel brand entry per member   Champion Seed* paying all entry fees | no members fees   Renk Seed* paying all entry and membership fees for field state Michigan ONLY   Taylor Seed Farms* paying the entry and membership fee for the first 30 entrants   Wyffels Hybrids* paying the entry and membership fees for the first 100...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I obtain an NCGA Membership number to create a contest entry?   A: Call 636-733-5512 or email You will need to provide your name, mailing address, phone number and email address.   Q: What is the difference between the Grower Login and Sales Rep Login   A: The Grower Login is for the individual grower and houses all entries for the one selected grower. The Grower Login requires the membership number and postal code to create an entry. The Sales Rep Login is created to access multiple growers. The Sales Rep Login requires the Rep email address and personal password they created to access multiple growers they have created entries for. Individual Grower membership numbers are initially needed and obtained from NCGA. Entries created while in the Sales Rep Login will house their database of information year-to-year.   Q: How many entries can I have in the contest?   A: There is no limit on the number of contest entries, but a member can only win one...

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NCYC Guide Archives

Entries with an Asterisk (*): National Corn Yield Contest rules state that each individual membership is eligible to win only one national and one state trophy in the contest.  If an entrant enters two or more hybrids and all place as a winner or runner-up, a trophy will be awarded only for the highest ranked (not necessarily highest yield) hybrid.  We use the asterisk (*) to indicate that there is an entry under the same membership number that has placed higher and been awarded a trophy, which in turn knocks out the asterisked entries from being awarded a trophy.   For questions contact     2023 National Corn Yield Contest Guide     2022 National Corn Yield Contest Guide   2021 National Corn Yield Contest Guide   2020 National Corn Yield Contest Guide   2019 National Corn Yield Contest Guide    2018 National Corn Yield Contest Guide   2017 National Corn Yield Contest Guide   2016 National Corn Yield Contest Guide   2015 National  Corn Yield...

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4-Time National Corn Yield Contest Record Holder David Hula's Winning Formula, EP. 33 Wherever Jon May Roam


Along the banks of the James River in Virginia, David Hula is harvesting some real bin-busters.


The NCGA National Corn Yield Contest is an annual tradition that dates back to 1965.


But in that time, no one has had quite the sustained success as Charles City, Virginia’s David Hula, who has won the contest with record-setting yields on four separate occasions.


In episode 33, we talk to David about his formula for success, which includes a combination of precisely-targeted fertilizer applications and a blend of strip-till and no-till.


Plus, we discuss the unique environmental challenges he faces as he works tirelessly to preserve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and how his farm traces its historic roots back to a time when growers planted a dead catfish with their corn seed.