(Posted Tue. Sep 17th, 2013)
Sept. 17: With the harvest beginning across the Corn Belt, the National Corn Growers Association reminds entrants that online harvest forms for the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest are available. While the harvest information form deadline may seem distant, entrants are asked to report within seven days of their final yield check or by Nov. 22, whichever comes first.
“As more farmers begin harvesting their corn crop, 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 Dean Taylor, chairman of the NCGA Production and Stewardship Action Team. “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 National Corn Yield Contest is in its 49th year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members. While an official count of the entries submitted for the 2013 contest is not yet available, participation appears to be extremely high this year.
The online harvest form is available to both farmers and seed representatives using the same login process as the initial entry form. Login does require submission of the entrants NCGA membership number.
When using the online harvest form, it is key that all entrants complete one final step. Following submission of the online harvest form, entrants must submit a printed copy of the harvest confirmation form with the appropriate weight tickets attached for verification. Failure to do so will void entry. Forms and other required documentation must be sent by mail to NCGA, and postmarked no later than seven days after the final yield check, or by Nov. 22, whichever is earlier. See complete rules for details.
Click here for the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest Online Harvest Form.
Click here for a printable PDF version of the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest Harvest Form.
Click here for more information on the National Corn Yield Contest.
Winners will receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, and potentially receive trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed and crop protection companies. During the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, state winners will be presented awards at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners will receive awards at the NCGA Awards Banquet.