(NAFB)--Participation in the National Corn Growers Association’s National Corn Yield Contest has set a new record. With 8,827 entries received this year - the previous record - set in 2011 - was surpassed by nearly 400 entries. NCGA President Pam Johnson notes the challenging weather many faced this year did not get in the way of the contest’s growing popularity. By nature - she says farmers are optimists who act humbly while taking great personal pride in their work. Johnson says NCGA is proud to offer the contest to its members to recognize the excellence that abounds in American agriculture today.
Johnson is calling on all entrants to take a valuable next step to complete the harvest forms for every entry. Johnson understands it seems tempting to leave the entry unfinished should a field fail to produce the anticipated yield - but notes the information the contest provides helps NCGA as it strives to find more effective production practices that will help move agriculture forward. She says the contest provides an unparalleled source of production data from the nation’s best and brightest.
The online harvest form is available to farmers and seed representatives using the same login process as the initial entry form. Login will require submission of the entrant’s NCGA membership number. Once the online harvest form is submitted - entrants must also submit a printed copy of the harvest confirmation form with the appropriate weight tickets attached for verification. Failure to complete this step will void the entry. The forms and other required documentation must be mailed to NCGA - postmarked no later than seven days after the final yield check or by November 22nd - whichever is earlier.