(NCGA) The National Corn Growers Association released a video offering tips from perennial high-yield entrants of the National Corn Yield Contest during a breakfast at Commodity Classic in New Orleans honoring the state winners of the 2015 contest. The new video, which accompanies the traditional online NCYC Guide, offers farmers across the country a chance to apply the tips learned through the contest to their own operations to improve their yields and their bottom line.
"The contest not only affords an opportunity for farmers to test their skill against their peers, it also provides NCGA with a significant amount of information about cutting-edge production practices that all farmers might find useful," said NCGA Production and Stewardship Chair Brent Hostetler. "NCGA has always looked for new and innovative ways to use this data, sharing the lessons learned with corn farmers. The video provides a quick, simple way for interested farmers to discover new ideas that might work for them."
The National Corn Yield Contest is now in its 51st year and remains NCGA's most popular program for members. Participation in the contest remained strong in 2015 with 7,729 entries received.
For more than half of a century, NCGA's National Corn Yield Contest has provided corn growers the opportunity to compete with their colleagues to grow the most corn per acre, helping feed and fuel the world. This has given participants not only the recognition they deserved, but the opportunity to learn from their peers.
To explore the expanded online yield guide, click here. The printed yield guide was published in the mid-February edition of Progressive Farmer.
Watch NCGA News of the Day for further information on entering the 2016 contest, which will post entry information online near the middle of this spring.