GARNETT, Kan. — Kansas Corn is accepting entries into the 2018 Kansas Corn Yield Contest. In its first year, the state-level corn yield contest is sponsored by Kansas Corn and K-State Research and Extension. The yield contest is open to KCGA members, and entry into the 2018 contest is free.
“We are excited to partner with K-State Research and Extension to create this yield contest. It is an opportunity to build excitement around the productivity of our Kansas corn producers, share data between farmers to improve profitability and to celebrate the top yields throughout the state,” according to Kansas Corn’s Director of Research and Stewardship, Dale Fjell.
The contest will award a dryland and irrigated winner in each of the districts. The districts align with crop reporting districts, plus a NNE district, which was created to include Doniphan and parts of Brown and Atchison counties. In addition, one statewide dryland winner and one statewide irrigated winner will be announced. Cash prizes will be awarded at the district and state levels. Winners will be recognized at the Kansas Corn Symposium in January 2019.
Pre-registration for the Kansas Corn Yield Contest must be completed by August 30, or prior to harvest. Harvest Forms must be submitted by Dec. 1, 2018. Entries submitted to the National Corn Yield Contest qualify to enter the state contest, but entries must be made to both contests.
District winners will receive $300 and a plaque. Second place entries will receive a $200 prize and third place will receive a $100 prize. The highest yielding dryland and irrigated entries statewide will receive an additional $500 prize. All farmers entering the contest and completing the harvest form will receive a shirt from Kansas Corn.
For complete yield contest rules, forms and to pre-register, visit kscorn.com/yield. For more information, call Kansas Corn at 785-410-5009, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Kansas Corn
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