(Posted Fri. Nov 16th, 2012)

Nov. 16: With U.S. Department of Agriculture reports indicating that corn harvest is now complete, the National Corn Growers Association reminds 2012 National Corn Yield Contest entrants that harvest forms must be submitted within a week of harvesting. In order to make submission simpler, harvest forms are available online.


Click here for the 2012 National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC) Online Harvest Form.


Click here for the 2012 National Corn Yield Contest Harvest Form, PDF version.


Click here for more information on the National Corn Yield Contest.


“While many look to December 3 as the deadline for harvest form submission, contest rules require entrants to submit these forms within one week of harvesting contest acres should that occur sooner,” 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, like those that helped farmers weather this drought. We hope that growers support the contest, and each other, by seeing their entry through and submitting their completed harvest data forms in a timely fashion that complies with official contest rules.”


The National Corn Yield Contest is in its 48th year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members.  With 8,262 entries, the 2012 NCYC is near the record set in 2011.


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 Dec. 3, whichever is earlier. See complete rules for details.


Winners will receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, which is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the BASF Corporation, Dow AgroSciences and John Deere. They may also potentially receive trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed and crop protection companies. During the 2013 Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Fla., state winners will be presented awards at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners will receive awards at the NCGA Awards Banquet.