The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association is accepting entries for the annual Wisconsin Corn Yield Contest. Organized to encourage the development of new and innovative management practices, the contest highlights the importance of using sound agronomic practices in Wisconsin corn production systems.
To be eligible, entrants must be a WCGA member in good standing, and the contest entry must be from a field of corn 10 or more acres in size of one variety. The contest area may be any shape, but the contest plot must be a total of 1.25 or more harvested acres.
To enter this year’s contest, visit wicorn.org to download the Harvest Report form. Those entered in the National Corn Growers Yield Contest can simply forward their Harvest Confirmation Report to WCGA.
Winners will be selected from five geographical divisions: northern and southern divisions plus three county-specific divisions. The county-specific divisions are based on active county corn grower associations and include: Columbia, Dodge-Fond Du Lac and Rock. In total, there are five eligible divisions that will award cash prizes to those placing first ($500), second ($250) and third ($100). The winning entry will have the highest corn yield based on bushels per acre. In the event of a tie, both entrants will be recognized as co-winners.
A supervisor is still required to oversee all computations and field measurements during harvest, weighing (gross and tare) and moisture testing. The supervisor will require the entrant to run his or her combine and any transfer augers to be certain they are empty prior to harvesting the contest area. Additionally, all wagons or trucks will be checked to make certain they are empty.
Active county organizations will only be able to have winners announced if they have had at least two meetings during the calendar year.
The entrant is responsible for mailing the information, and it must be postmarked, emailed or faxed by Dec. 31 to be eligible for this contest. No late entries will be accepted. There is no entry fee for this contest. Completed forms may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 262-372-3289 or mailed to: Wisconsin Corn Growers Association at W226 N5956 Lynwood Drive, Lisbon, WI 53089. Winners will be announced at the WCGA annual meeting during Corn/Soy Expo in February.