December 8th, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 262-372-3289 or mailed to Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, W226 N5956 Lynwood Dr., Lisbon, WI 53089.
George has a copy of the contest documents as well, so contact him if you need a copy of the rules and contest entry documents.