NC Corn Yield Contest Accepting Entries

Entries for the North Carolina Corn Yield Contest are still being accepted. The contest is administered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and sponsored by the state's corn growers association.

The contest has divisions for dryland and irrigated acres and recognizes a no-till winner within each.

Last year, Maple Knoll Farms in Currituck County won the dryland division with 273 bushels per acre and Wood Farm of Cherokee County took top honors in dryland no-till with 272 bushels per acre.

Guilford County's Mark Hardy's 282 bushels per acre using no-till crowned him champion in the irrigated division.

Deadline for the 2012 contest is November 30.

Official runs and entry forms for this year's contest can be found within Southern Farm Network's 2012 Harvest Highlights featured HERE. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.