The National Corn Growers Association has extended the entry deadline for the 2011 National Corn Yield Contest by 10 days, to June 25, 2011. The entry fee of 80-dollars will remian in place until the deadline. After that the late entry fee will be 110 dollars. Steve Ebke, chairman of NCGA’s Production and Stewardship Action Team, says - we recognize a lot of our growers have had challenges in the field this spring, and we want to give them more time to save money on the contest.
For nearly a half century, NCGA's National Corn Yield Contest has provided corn growers the opportunity to compete with their colleagues to grow the most corn per acre, helping feed and fuel the world. Ebke says, - the contest has remained one of the most popular membership and educational programs for the organization, and it's great to see so much grower interest year after year.
Winners receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as cash trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. In Nashville, Tennessee, during the 2012 Commodity Classic, state winners will be presented awards at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners will receive awards at the Awards Banquet.