Online harvest forms for the 2014 National Corn Yield Contest are now available. Entrants are asked to report within seven days of their final yield check or by Nov. 21, whichever comes first, to allow National Corn Grower Association staff adequate time to thoroughly review each form.
The 50-year-old contest is the NCGA’s most popular program for members and participation appears to be strong again this year. “The National Corn Yield Contest plays a significant role in recognizing excellence and finding new, more productive techniques. We hope that growers continue to support the contest by seeing their entry through and submitting their completed harvest data forms,” said Production and Stewardship Action Team chair Don Glenn, a farmer from Alabama.
NCGA moved to a solely online entry platform this year, but all entrants must complete one final step after submitting the online harvest form. Following online submission, they must submit a printed copy of the harvest confirmation form with the appropriate weight tickets attached for verification. Failure to do so will void entry. Forms and other required documentation must be sent by mail to NCGA and postmarked no later than seven days after the final yield check or by Nov. 21, whichever is earlier.
The online harvest form is available to both farmers and seed representatives using the same login process as the initial entry form. Login does require submission of the entrant’s NCGA membership number. NCGA will also accept printed harvest form submissions this year.
NCGA will allow the use of lasers to measure row lengths beginning this year, if the rows of the harvest plot are straight and the field is flat. It is recommended supervisors verify the calibration accuracy of any lasers used.
For access to contest information and a detailed list of the entry and harvest rules and a printable PDF version of the 2014 corn yield contest harvest, see http://bit.ly/1a46Wyu.
The 2014 National Corn Yield Contest Online Harvest Form for growers includes a mobile version accessible by iPad or tablet. There are also a 2014 National Corn Yield Contest Online Harvest Form for sales representatives.
Winners receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as cash trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. In Phoenix, Ariz., during the 2015 Commodity Classic, winners will be honored during the NCGA Awards Banquet and the NCYC State Winners Breakfast.