Yield Contest Showcases Ohio Growers

National Corn Yield Contest reveals the top corn producers in your state. Compiled by staff

Published on: Dec 17, 2003

For 38 years the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has sponsored the National Corn Yield Contest to highlight competition among growers to strive for excellence and get the most they can per acre. Despite unfavorable conditions throughout much of the nation, 3,601 growers entered the contest.

While there is no one overall winner in the NCYC, the resulting top yields of farmers who placed first, second and third nationally in the respective categories ranged from 321.8402 bushels per acre by David Hula in Charles City, Va., to 229.9746 by Elwin Tanner in Union City, Tenn.

"This was a very strange year in terms of weather and growing conditions," says NCGA President Dee Vaughan. "While some areas experienced severe drought, others benefited from ideal wet and cool conditions. Other states fell somewhere in between. And despite these conditions, our growers proved once again their ability to excel regardless of the conditions."

Below you'll find Ohio's top yield producers.

Ohio Winners

Class

Winner Name

Winner Location

Hybrid

Yield Per Bushel

AA Non-Irrigated

Granger, Wesley H.

Delta

Pioneer 34M94

243.9653

Sease, Scott

Laura

DEKALB DKC61-42

238.7973

Panning, Leon

Napoleon

Pioneer 34H32

238.5492

AA No Till/Strip Till Non-Irrigated

Sease, Ned

Laura

DEKALB DKC59-08

235.857

Miller, Jon

Baltimore

Pioneer 32W86

233.5629

Sehlhorst, Robert

Pandora

Pioneer 34M95

230.1578

No Till/Strip Till Irrigated

Motycka, Jim

Napoleon

Pioneer 33T90

236.3287

AA Ridge Till Non-Irrigated

Granger, Roseann L.

Delta

Pioneer 34M94

230.7052

Wolfe, Roger W.

Baltimore

Pioneer 33J24

230.6638

Richmond, Michael

Nevada

Asgrow RX702YG

224.9395

Irrigated

Motycka, Jim

Napoleon

Great Lakes 6344Bt

231.6221

Rettig, Daniel J.

Malinta

Pioneer 33J24

231.1933

Imboden, Les

Fredericktown

DEKALB DKC64

220.8436

State yield contest winners will be honored at a breakfast and national winners during an awards banquet at Commodity Classic, the combined convention and trade show of NCGA and the American Soybean Association, March 2-4, 2004, in Las Vegas. To view the national winners list, head to "Corn Yield Contest Winners Announced." For a complete list of winners and for more information about the NCYC, visit the NCGA web site at: www.ncga.com.