Farm Progress is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Serving: United States

Time to enter NCGA Corn Yield Contest

alex_ugalek/ThinkstockPhotos Green corn sprout in evening light
Check out the Entry and Harvest Rule Book for more information and resources.

Entry is now open for the National Corn Growers Association’s National Corn Yield Contest.

The premier event of every corn growing season since 1965, the National Corn Yield Contest offers challenges and rewards to each entrant. In 2020, 7,844 growers accepted the challenge, enjoyed the friendly competition with fellow farmers and helped provide information that will lead to future innovations.

This year, to add transparency and visual confirmation to high-yield entries, the contest requires a photo inclusion to be submitted online with the recheck yield results. Check out the 2021 Entry & Harvest Rule Book, along with information on changes this year and other resources.

“Most of us know personally how true the adage about farmers having to be optimists can be. Entering the NCYC provides connection and competition while adding to the stockpile of knowledge for a rainy planting season- or any other obstacle we face,” said NCGA President John Linder. “So, I am throwing down the gauntlet. Good luck to every entrant and, in advance, thank you.”

Early entry runs through June 30, with a fee of $75 per online entry plus a one-time affiliated state/NCGA membership, if applicable. Final entry is July 1 through Aug. 18, with an entry fee of $110 per online entry plus a one-time affiliated state/NCGA membership fee, if applicable. Harvest entry dates are Aug. 19 to Nov. 30.

Winners will receive national recognition. State winners will be honored at Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners receive awards at the evening Awards Banquet.  Trophies awarded for first-, second-and third-place entries in all classes and all states. Contest winners will be announced on December 15.

Don Stall, Charlotte, Michigan, produced the highest-yielding corn in the 2020 contest, with a yield of 476.9052 bushels per acre. The 27 national winners in nine production categories had verified yields averaging more than 345.9948 bushels per acre, compared to the projected national average of 175 bushels per acre nationwide.

To enter, visit

Source: NCGA, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset. 
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.