Compete in Kansas, National Corn Yield Contests with one entry
Entries are now being accepted for the Kansas and National Corn Yield Contests (NCYC). Kansas growers who enter the NCYC are automatically entered in the Kansas Corn Yield Contest. Growers must enter the NCYC to participate in the Kansas contest, simplifying entry and building Kansas participation in both contests. The Kansas Corn Yield Contest is sponsored by Kansas Corn and K-State Research and Extension.
“This is the second year for the Kansas Corn Yield Contest to be linked to the national contest, allowing growers to submit one registration and one harvest form for both the national and state contests,” said Deb Ohlde, Kansas Corn Director of Growers Services. “We appreciate our partnership with K-State Research and Extension that encourages innovation and celebrates farmers who achieve exceptional yields.”
In the Kansas Corn Yield Contest, growers compete for cash prizes and recognition for irrigated and non-irrigated yields in ten districts as well as awards for the state’s top irrigated and top non-irrigated entries. Kansas CYC prizes will be awarded at the Kansas Corn Symposium in January 2023.
In the National Corn Yield Contest, winners will receive national recognition in publications, as well as other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. NCYC winners will be honored at the 2023 Commodity Classic in Orlando, Fla.
“Together, entrants generate a pool of collective knowledge and spark innovation. These champions actively contribute to the advances that will continue to keep U.S. farmers meeting growing demands for feed, fuel and fiber sustainably for generations to come,” said Lowell Neitzel, a Kansas farmer who chairs NCGA’s Member and Consumer Engagement Action Team.
Enter by June 30 to save with a special $75 early entry rate. Entry will remain open at the full rate of $110 through Aug. 17. All harvest forms will be due by Nov. 30. NCYC winners will be announced on Dec. 14. Many seed companies pay for entry and membership fees for growers through the NCYC voucher program.
Prizes for the Kansas Corn Yield Contest will be awarded at the state and district levels. District winners receive a $300 cash prize and a plaque. Second place winners receive a $200 cash prize and third place receive a $100 cash prize. The highest yielding dryland and irrigated entries statewide each receive an additional $500 cash prize and plaque. Kansas CYC winners will be announced on Dec. 23.
For yield contest information and registration links, visit our webpage at www.kscorn.com/yieldcontest. For more information, call Kansas Corn at 785-410-5009, or email [email protected].com.