The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association is seeking applicants for the association's Corn Yield Contest. WCGA recognizes top-yielding corn production from farmers in four districts of the state.
First, second and third-place cash prizes will be awarded for WCGA member/growers in the following organizations: Columbia County Corn Growers; Juneau/Adams/Marquette Corn Growers; and the Dodge/Fond du Lac Corn Growers group. Wisconsin corn growers in all other parts of the state will compete against each other in a fourth statewide category. First-place winners in each of four categories receive $500, second place is $250 and third place, $100.
Entry in the state corn yield contest is free, but farmers must be members of WCGA, and only one entry per member will be accepted. A simple one-page entry form is available from the Wisconsin Corn Program Office by contacting 262-495-2232, [email protected].
At harvest, corn yields must be verified for the contest by either a county agent or a professional agricultural consultant and can be confirmed by using a weigh wagon or truck scale. A harvest form must be submitted to be considered for a prize and will be sent to everyone requesting an entry form. A harvest report form must be received by Dec. 1.
WCGA is a membership organization that represents the interest of state corn growers in the growth and management of corn grown for on-farm feeding and commercial sale.