There is still time to enter the 55th installment of the National Corn Yield Contest but entries must be in by Wednesday, July 31, 2019. So, if you are looking to challenge yourself, explore new production techniques and learn about enhancing yields, you should check out the National Corn Growers Association’s contest.
NCYC is where high yields meet innovative production methods and razor-sharp management skills. The contest also helps chart a course for how corn farmers will continue to meet future demand while integrating the drive for more sustainable production practices.
A farmer must have an NCGA membership number to enter the contest. Please call 636-733-5512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your membership number or to join the organization. Your full name, mailing address, phone number and email address are required to create your membership number and enter.
Winners will receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as other awards from sponsors in the seed, chemical and crop protection companies. At each Commodity Classic, state winners are recognized at the NCYC breakfast, and national winners receive awards at the NCGA’s Evening Awards Banquet. You can find both entry forms and harvest rules on the Corn Yield Contest website
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.
The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) is a biennial event happening this June. Learn more.