Yield Contest


 

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Nitrogen Management Class

Thank you to the 2024 Nitrogen Management Class Sponsor!   NITROGEN MANAGEMENT CLASS OVERVIEW The Corn Yield Contest Nitrogen Management pilot class will be open to the first 100 entries from the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. Farmers in the pilot class will limit total nitrogen applications from non-field sources to 180 lbs. of actual nitrogen applied. The three highest-yielding entries in the class will be declared preliminary winners and confirmed as class winners after an NCGA verification of actual nitrogen applied.   PILOT CLASS RULES Limitations on Nitrogen use: The total amount of nitrogen supplied by synthetic and biological sources, such as manures and compost, will be limited to a predetermined rate of 180 Ibs. Limitations on previous crops: The field on which the yield contest entry is grown may have only been planted the previous year in corn, soybeans or wheat. A double crop system of...

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Supervisors

Supervisors, please review the following before supervising a harvest: Supervisor Check List Supervisor Training Module (Powerpoint) Entry & Harvest Rules NCGA will approve only supervisors meeting the following qualifications: FFA Advisor Vocational Agricultural Instructor County Extension Agent & Assistant NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Services) – Senior Staff FSA (Farm Service Agency) – CED/Loan Manager/Office SWCD (Soil and Water Conservation District) USDA Farm Credit Services Officer Bank Ag Loan Officer Private Crop Consultant or Agronomist College of Ag Instructor American Society of Farm Managers Accredited Farm Manager Crop Insurance Agent/Adjustors Anyone who is retired from one of these positions Current NCGA Production & Stewardship and Member & Consumer Engagement Action Team and NCGA Corn Board members can serve as supervisors. Approved state corn association staff can also serve as supervisors. Supervisors cannot be the...

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Sales Rep Login Tips

Are you a Sales Rep creating Yield Contest entries for your customers? If so, there are some solid reasons to use the Sales Rep hub.   The Sales Rep hub provides one-stop access of all your grower entrants’ contest activities and confirmations throughout the year. And once you have a grower profile established, that information is available year after year. No reason to reinvent the wheel. Avoid headaches and manage membership and entry fees though the Sales Rep hub.   Already have a Sales Rep Login? Login with your email address and personal password. Congratulations, the growers you created entries for in prior years are available to you – right there!   Need a Sales Rep Login? To get started, go to ncga.com/yield-contest and select the SALES REP ENTER HERE* button to establish your login with your own email address and password you set.   Once your login is established, enter your grower’s membership number in the SEARCH field. The grower’s profile information will...

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Voucher Program

Voucher Program (Updated APR. 12, 2024)   Seed Companies paying all entry and membership fees for the following brands:   AgriGold AgVenture1 Beck’s Hybrids2 Brevant Seeds3 Champion Seed4 Channel5 DEKALB Dyna-Gro Enogen FS InVISION Golden Harvest Hefty Seed Innvictis Seed Solutions6 LG Seeds7 Mid-Atlantic Seeds8 Mor-Corn9 NK Brand Pioneer Preceon-Channel10 Preceon-DEKALB11 Renk Seed12 Revere Seed Seed Consultants Seed Genetics Direct Taylor Seed Farms13 Wyffels Hybrids14   AgVenture paying the entry fee for the first 75 entries | no membership fee Beck’s Hybrids paying the entry fee for the first 500 entries | no membership fee Brevant Seeds paying the entry and membership fee for the first 100 entries Channel paying membership fee and one Channel brand entry per member Champion Seed paying all entry fees | no membership fees Innvictis Seed Solutions paying all entry fees | no membership fees LG Seeds paying all entry fees | no membership...

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Deadlines

Mark your calendar Early entry: May 1 - June 30, 2024 $75 per online entry plus a one-time affiliated State/NCGA membership fee (if applicable)   Final entry:  July 1 -  Aug. 14, 2024 $110 per online entry plus a one-time affiliated State/NCGA membership fee (if applicable)   Harvest entry: Aug. 15 - Nov. 30, 2024   NCGA National Corn Yield Contest Winners will be announced Dec. 11, 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I obtain an NCGA Membership number to create a contest entry?   A: Call 636-733-5512 or email ncyc@ncga.com. You will need to provide your name, mailing address, phone number and email address.   Q: What is the difference between the Grower Login and Sales Rep Login   A: The Grower Login is for the individual grower and houses all entries for the one selected grower. The Grower Login requires the membership number and postal code to create an entry. The Sales Rep Login is created to access multiple growers. The Sales Rep Login requires the Rep email address and personal password they created to access multiple growers they have created entries for. Individual Grower membership numbers are initially needed and obtained from NCGA. Entries created while in the Sales Rep Login will house the information year-to-year.   Q: How many entries can I have in the contest?   A: There is no limit on the number of contest entries, but a member can only win one NCGA award...

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Yield Guide Archives

Entries with an Asterisk (*): National Corn Yield Contest rules state that each individual membership is eligible to win only one national and one state trophy in the contest.  If an entrant enters two or more hybrids and all place as a winner or runner-up, a trophy will be awarded only for the highest ranked (not necessarily highest yield) hybrid.  We use the asterisk (*) to indicate that there is an entry under the same membership number that has placed higher and been awarded a trophy, which in turn knocks out the asterisked entries from being awarded a trophy.   For questions contact NCYC@ncga.com     2023 National Corn Yield Contest Guide     2022 National Corn Yield Contest Guide   2021 National Corn Yield Contest Guide   2020 National Corn Yield Contest Guide   2019 National Corn Yield Contest Guide    2018 National Corn Yield Contest Guide   2017 National Corn Yield Contest Guide   2016 National Corn Yield Contest Guide   2015 National  Corn Yield...

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Mar 27, 2024

Meet the Newly-Crowned King of the Corn Yield Contest Nitrogen Management Class, with Nick Preissler and Jim Isermann

Author: Dusty Weis

Growers who limited their nitrogen application still achieved incredible results.   Now entering its 60th year, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest is an institution in the agriculture world.   Growers from all across the country can compete against one another to see who can coax the most bushels per acre out of their ground, blending tried-and-true techniques with new and emerging practices to maximize their production.   Last year, NCGA launched a new pilot class for the contest, the first in its history to limit an input in the hunt for high corn yields.   So in this episode of the Cobcast, we're discussing the Nitrogen Management Pilot Class of the Corn Yield Contest with Nick Preissler, the first-ever winner of the class, and Jim Isermann, an agronomist working with the NCGA to design rules for the class.   Together we'll discuss the impetus behind the development of the class, the challenges and opportunities it presents and the specific...

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Dec 13, 2023

National Corn Yield Contest 2023 Winners Announced

Author: Stacey Stiens

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is excited to announce the winners of the 2023 National Corn Yield Contest. This group of farmers put up some impressive yields and proved, once again, the ingenuity and resiliency of the U.S. farmer.     In its 59th year, the National Corn Yield Contest saw nearly 7,000 entries from farmers in 46 states. Entrants across the 10 production categories, including the pilot category for nitrogen management, Class J, had verified yields averaging 269 bushels per acre, compared to the projected national average of 173 bushels per acre. This includes a new national record yield of 623.8439 bushels per acre from David Hula in Charles City, VA, besting the previous record of 616.1953 bushels per acre.     “Year after year, the National Corn Yield Contest remains the most popular program for NCGA members,” said Harold Wolle, president of the National Corn Growers Association. “It is an opportunity for farmers across the country to put their...

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May 5, 2022

4-Time National Corn Yield Contest Record Holder David Hula’s Winning Formula

Author: Dusty Weis

Along the banks of the James River in Virginia, David Hula is harvesting some real bin-busters.   The NCGA National Corn Yield Contest is an annual tradition that dates back to 1965.   But in that time, no one has had quite the sustained success as Charles City, Virginia’s David Hula, who has won the contest with record-setting yields on four separate occasions.   In this episode, we talk to David about his formula for success, which includes a combination of precisely-targeted fertilizer applications and a blend of strip-till and no-till.   Plus, we discuss the unique environmental challenges he faces as he works tirelessly to preserve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and how his farm traces its historic roots back to a time when growers planted a dead catfish with their corn seed.     DIRECT SHARE LINK   TRANSCRIPT   David Hula: I like to say there's three great things that produce high yield and corn. A good Lord blesses you. Number two, you got...

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