December 16, 2021
Charles City, Va. farmer David Hula once again achieved the highest yield in National Corn Yield Contest this year, wth a yield of 602.1694 bushels per acre, 14 bushels short of the record yield of 616.195 bushels per acre set by Hula in the 2019 National Corn Yield Contest.
The National Corn Yield Contest is now in its 57th year and remains the National Corn Growers Association's most popular program for members. The 27 national winners in nine production categories had verified yields averaging more than 376.7593 bushels per acre, compared to the projected national average of 177 bushels per acre nationwide. While there is no overall contest winner, yields from first, second and third place farmers overall production categories averaged 285.5971 bushels per acre.
“This contest offers farmers a chance to come together both for good-natured competition and to help innovate the future of our industry,” said Lowell Neitzel, chair of NCGA’s Member and Consumer Engagement Action Team, a Dec.15 statement “These contestants grow to be leaders in many other ways as well. For many, the contest may be their first interaction with NCGA. As they learn more, the true value of the work that we do to build a better tomorrow inspires greater achievement. Whether getting involved in advocacy, leadership or sustainability efforts, the contest breeds champions for corn farmers in many arenas.”
For the complete list of 2021 National and State winners, including the list of all 2021 NCYC entrants, visit the National Corn Yield Contest website.
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