(Posted Mon. Aug 15th, 2016)
With harvest underway in some areas and soon to begin in others, the National Corn Growers Association announces that online harvest forms for the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest are now available. While the harvest information form deadline may seem distant, entrants are asked to report within seven business days of their final yield check or by Nov. 21, whichever comes first.
“While harvest has only begun in a few areas, we ask contest applicants to submit harvest forms within one week of their final yield check to allow NCGA staff adequate time to thoroughly review each form,” said Production and Stewardship Action Team Chair Brent Hostetler. “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.”
The online harvest form is available to both farmers and seed representatives using the same login process as the initial entry form. Login does require submission of the entrant’s NCGA membership number.
NCGA moved to a solely online entry platform last year. This year, harvest entry documentation must also be submitted online. To complete the form, entrants will upload weight tickets and a form documenting row lengths. Prior to upload, both documents must be signed by the contest supervisor.
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. The winners will be honored during Commodity Classic 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.
For access to contest information and a detailed list of the entry and harvest rules, click here.
Click here for the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest Online Harvest Form.