Kansas Corn Announces 2020 Kansas Corn Yield Contest
May 14, 2020–Kansas Corn is now accepting entries into the 2020 Kansas Corn Yield Contest. In its third year, the yield contest is open to Kansas Corn Growers Association members, and entry into the 2020 contest is free.
The Kansas Corn Yield Contest is a way for growers to interact and learn from other farmers and input providers and help define what makes economic sense for their business.
“We created this contest to build excitement around the productivity of our Kansas corn producers, share data and practices to improve profitability and to celebrate the top yields throughout the state. We partner with K-State Research and Extension to conduct this yield contest to encourage innovation and reward the hard-working farmers who enter,” according to Kansas Corn’s Director of Industry Relations, Stacy Mayo-Martinez.
The contest will award a dryland and irrigated winner in each of the 10 districts. The districts align with crop reporting districts, plus a north-northeast 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 2021.
In last year’s contest, the top statewide dryland yield entry was 281 bushels per acre from Alex Noll in Leavenworth County, and the top statewide irrigated entry was 303.8 bushels per acre from Triangle H of Finney County.
egistration for the Kansas Corn Yield Contest must be completed online by August 31, 2020. If harvest occurs before the August 31 deadline, the registration must be received two weeks prior to harvest. Harvest forms must be submitted online by Dec. 1, 2020. Exceptions can be made for late harvest. 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.
For complete yield contest rules, forms and to register, visit kscorn.com/yield. For more information, call Kansas Corn at 785-410-5009, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.