This Friday is the deadline for early entries to the National Corn Growers Association's popular National Corn Yield Contest. To be eligible for the $75 entry fee rate, mailed entries must be postmarked or submitted online no later than Friday. The final deadline for entries is August 1.
State and national corn yield contest winners will receive national recognition in publications, such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide and at the National Awards Banquet and State Awards Breakfast at the 2010 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif. More importantly, growers experience the challenge and satisfaction of learning production techniques that will enhance their corn yields.
NCGA utilizes the wealth of information from the contest to study production trends. Growers' information is used by NCGA and others to statistically demonstrate the production efficiencies of corn growers and their dedication to soil and nutrient conservation.