(Posted Wed. Nov 19th, 2014)
The National Corn Growers Association has extended the deadline for online harvest form submission for the 2014 National Corn Yield Contest. Due to the high volume of calls requesting additional time in light of late harvest conditions in northern states, online submission will remain open until 5:00 p.m. Central time on December 5. All harvest forms that will be submitted via the paper harvest form must be postmarked and mailed in November 21. Paper forms postmarked after November 21 will not be accepted.
Please note, harvest forms and accompanying documentation for all plots harvested before November 21 must be submitted prior to the November 21 deadline.
“This extension has been granted as we understand that many growers have faced difficulties this harvest and value their full participation in the contest,” said Production and Stewardship Action Team Chair Don Glenn, a farmer from Alabama. “We hope that his action will provide the time necessary, but we also must allow time for harvest forms to be processed thoroughly to maintain the integrity of the contest. The National Corn Yield Contest plays a significant role in recognizing excellence and finding new, more productive techniques. We hope that growers continue to support the contest by seeing their entry through and submitting their completed harvest data forms.”
To enter today using the online form, which now includes a mobile version accessible by iPad or tablet, click here. To access the online form, growers will need their NCGA membership number under which the original entry was submitted, as well as the zip code.
To complete the online form, entrants must also submit the weigh ticket needed to verify the yield. Entrants may submit this information by scanning the Harvest Confirmation that opens after clicking the submit button in the online form, scanning the weigh tickets and emailing both scans to firstname.lastname@example.org. Scan submissions will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Central time on December 5.
Growers and sales representatives requiring assistance with these forms are urged to contact NCGA at 636-733-9004 for further help.
The National Corn Yield Contest is now in its 50th year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members. Participation in the contest remained strong in 2014 with 8,129 entries received.
For access to contest information and a detailed list of the entry and harvest rules, click here.
Click here for the 2014 National Corn Yield Contest Online Harvest Form.
For half of a 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 Phoenix, Ariz., during the 2015 Commodity Classic, winners will be honored during the NCGA Awards Banquet and the NCYC State Winners Breakfast.