With a new growing season starting, so does a new corn yield contest. The 2020 National Corn Yield Contest opened Friday, May 1, and the National Corn Growers Association is encouraging potential entrants to register early and save big on entry fees. Until June 30, 2020, fees will be reduced to $75. NCGA reminds growers that a small-time investment now saves money later this summer.
The National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC) offers challenges and rewards to each entrant! In 2019, 7,454 growers accepted the challenge to test their corn production skills and knowledge.
NCGA wants to challenge corn growers to take advantage of this opportunity to explore new ideas and production techniques, while gleaning knowledge to enhance your future yield potential. Winners will receive national recognition in publications, such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. State winners will be honored at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners receive awards at the evening Awards Banquet.
To enter today using the online form click here. Entry will remain open at the full rate of $110 through August 15, 2020. All harvest forms will be due by November 30, 2020. The contest winners will be announced on December 14.
Important contest dates:
- Contest Opens: Friday, May 1, 2020
- Early entry deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
- Final entry deadline: Saturday, August 15, 2020
- Harvest entry available: Sunday, August 16, 2020
- Harvest entry deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Producers who have questions are encouraged to contact NCYC at 636-733-5512 or email [email protected].