#Plant16 is moving ahead and the National Corn Growers Association is getting their yearly National Corn Yield Contest underway as well. Participants in this year’s contest can register now through June 30th to save on entry fees. The early-bird fee is only $75, promising to save growers money for taking the time to register sooner rather than later.
“We are excited to announce that yield contest entry is now open. 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 Brent Hostetler. “Every year, we gain valuable data from the contest that help develop the production practices of tomorrow. I urge those who haven’t entered before to become NCGA members and try their hand at high-yield techniques as contest entrants in 2016.”
Register now online, even from your mobile devices. Registration will remain open through July 29 at the cost of $110. Harvest forms will be due by November 21. Winners will be announced on December 16.
The 2016 rules state than an entry form must be submitted two week prior to the date harvested. You can see a full list of the entry and harvest rules here.
Winners will be honored at the 2017 Commodity Class in San Antonio, Texas and will be recognized in publications like the NCYC Corn Yield Guide. Winners will also receive trips and other awards from sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.