Wisconsin Corn Growers Association: Registration open for 2017 Wisconsin corn yield contest

Contact: Nicole Wagner
(262) 372-3289
nicole@wicorn.org

Highlights:

  • WCGA recognizes top-yielding corn production in six districts throughout Wisconsin.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded to the first ($500), second ($250) and third ($100) place winners in each geographic division.
  • Entries must be postmarked, emailed or faxed by Dec. 8, 2017.
LISBON, Wis. (October 11, 2017) – The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA), a grassroots organization committed to increasing the profitability of corn production throughout Wisconsin, is excited to announce registration is open for the annual Wisconsin Corn Yield Contest. Organized to encourage the development of new and innovative management practices, the contest highlights the importance of using sound agronomic practices in Wisconsin corn production systems.
To enter this year’s contest, please visit www.wicorn.org/growers/corn-yield-contest.
To be eligible, entrants must be a WCGA member in good standing and the contest entry must be from a field of corn 10 or more acres in size of one variety. The contest area may be any shape, but the contest plot must be a total of 1.25 or more harvested acres.
New in 2017, winners will be selected from six geographical divisions – the Northern and Southern divisions plus four county-specific divisions.  The county-specific divisions are based on active county corn grower associations and include: Columbia County, Dodge-Fond Du Lac, Juneau-Adams-Marquette and Rock. In total, there are six eligible divisions that will award cash prizes to the first ($500), second ($250) and third ($100) place winners. The winning entry will have the highest corn yield based on bushels per acre. In the event of a tie, both entrants will be recognized as co-winners.
Also new in 2017, a supervisor is still required to oversee all computations and field measurements during harvest, weighing (gross and tare), and moisture testing; although, the supervisor eligibility requirements have been expanded per the official contest rules. The supervisor will require the entrant to run their combine and any transfer augers to be certain they are empty prior to harvesting the contest area. Additionally, all wagons or trucks will be checked to make certain they are empty.
The entrant is responsible for mailing the information and must be postmarked, emailed or faxed by Dec. 8, 2017, to be eligible for this contest. No late entries will be accepted. There is no entry fee for this contest. Completed forms may be emailed to nicole@wicorn.org, faxed to 262-372-3289 or mailed to Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, W226 N5956 Lynwood Dr., Lisbon, WI 53089.
ABOUT WISCONSIN CORN
The Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board of directors is comprised of nine corn growers elected from across the state. This volunteer board was formed in 1983 with the passage of a corn checkoff and is dedicated to market development, research and education. WCGA is a grassroots organization committed to increasing the profitability of corn production through sound policies, continued market development and strong involvement in the political process. To learn more, visit www.wicorn.org.
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