With harvest already beginning in some areas of the U.S., the National Corn Growers Association is ready for the 2016 Yield Contest. Online harvest forms are now available, and the deadline, which seems distant now, is seven business days of the final yield check or November 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 harvest form uses the same login as the initial entry form and does require a farmer or seed representative’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 will be published in the NCYC Corn Yield Guide and other cash trips and awards from sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. Winners are announced at Commodity Classic 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.
See full rules and regulations here.