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Kansas Corn Yield Contest

NEW IN 2021! The Kansas Corn Yield Contest has joined with the National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC). Now, Kansas growers who enter the NCYC are automatically entered in the Kansas Corn Yield Contest. To participate in the Kansas contest, you must enter NCYC. This will simplify entry and also build Kansas participation in both contests.

Many seed companies will cover the cost of entry! Learn more here.

The Kansas Corn Yield Contest is sponsored by Kansas Corn and K-State Research and Extension. In the Kansas Corn Yield Contest, growers compete for cash prizes and recognition! For more information, contact dohlde@ksgrains.com

The goals of the Kansas Corn Yield Contest are to:

RECOGNIZE

Recognize and celebrate the success of high-yielding corn farmers across the state of Kansas.

IMPROVE

Improve farming operations and increase awareness and implementation of the best management practices (BMPs) to improve and sustain corn yields.

SHARE

Share data collected with other farmers to benchmark cornfields and provide information to increase profitability.

2021 Kansas Corn Yield Contest

Eligibility

All corn farmers are eligible to enter to the contest, but must be members of KCGA/NCGA. Your KCGA membership also includes membership in NCGA! Join here!

The Kansas Corn Yield Contest has joined with the National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC). Kansas growers who enter the NCYC are automatically entered in the Kansas Corn Yield Contest.

NCYC/KCYC Deadlines:

Early entry: May 3 – June 30, 2021 $75 per online entry plus one-time affiliated State/NCGA membership fee (if applicable)

Final entry:  July 1 –  Aug. 18, 2021 $110 per online entry plus one-time affiliated State/NCGA membership fee (if applicable)

Harvest entry: Aug. 19 – Nov. 30, 2021

NCGA National Corn Yield Contest Winners will be announced Dec. 15, 2021

Kansas Corn Yield Contest Winners will be recognized at the Kansas Corn Symposium in January 2022.

The Kansas Corn Yield Contest will award a dryland and irrigated winner in each of the districts. The districts align with crop reporting districts, plus a NNE district that includes Doniphan and parts of Brown and Atchison counties. One statewide dryland and one statewide irrigated winner will be announced. Cash prizes will be awarded at the district and state levels.

Kansas Corn Yield Contest District Map

Kansas Corn Yield Contest winners will be recognized at the Kansas Corn Symposium held in January

Overall State Winners for dryland and irrigated categories will receive a $500 cash prize and a plaque.

First Place District Winners of dryland and irrigated categories will receive a $300 cash prize and a plaque.

Second Place District Winners of dryland and irrigated categories will receive a $200 cash prize

Third Place District Winners of dryland and irrigated categories will receive a $100 cash prize.

2020 Winners

OVERALL STATE DRYLAND AND IRRIGATED WINNERS

Irrigated: Tyler Hands, Haskell County; Yield: 307 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1828AM
Dryland: Victor Menold, Brown County; Yield: 301.59 bu./acre; Hybrid: Becks 6414V2P

NORTHWEST | DISTRICT 1

Dryland Category
1st Place: Harold Koster, Sheridan County; Yield: 178.78 bu./acre; Pioneer P0339AM

Irrigated Category
1st Place: Harold Koster, Sheridan County; Yield: 275.68 bu./acre; Pioneer P1366AML

WEST CENTRAL | DISTRICT 2

Dryland Category
1st Place: Garrett Baker, Logan County; Yield: 214.07 bu./acre; Golden Harvest G13E90-3111
2nd Place: Tanner McNinch, Ness County; Yield: 194.52 bu./acre; Pioneer PO805AM
3rd Place: Marc Ramsey, Lane County; Yield: 152.05 bu./acre; Dekalb 55-54

SOUTHWEST | DISTRICT 3

Irrigated Category
1st Place: Tyler Hands, Haskell County; Yield: 307 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1828AM
2nd Place: Jayce Stabel, Kearny County; Yield: 271.89 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1572AM
3rd Place: Tyler Hands, Finney County; Yield: 269.16 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1828Q

NORTH CENTRAL | DISTRICT 4

Dryland Category
1st Place: Ronald Ohlde, Clay County; Yield: 268.60 bu./acre; Hybrid: Ohlde Seeds 20-13
2nd Place: Rod Stewart, Washington County; Yield: 235.23 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1089AM
3rd Place: Ryan Stewart, Washington County; Yield: 234.54 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1089AM

CENTRAL | DISTRICT 5

Dryland Category
1st Place: Steve Lang, Dickinson County; Yield: 186 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1464AML
2nd Place: Neal Barten, Dickinson County; Yield: 186 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1464AML
3rd Place: Justin Knopf, Saline County; Yield: 182.75 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1244AM

Irrigated Category
1st Place: John Bergkamp, McPherson County; Yield: 280.37 bu./acre; Hybrid: AgriGold 6544

SOUTH CENTRAL | DISTRICT 6

Dryland Category
1st Place: Bruce Seiler, Harvey County; Yield: 206.78 bu./acre; Hybrid: Dekalb 6569
2nd Place: Aaron Pauly, Sedgwick County; Yield: 194.58 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer 2089AM

Irrigated Category
1st Place: Tony Spexarth, Sedgwick County; Yield: 279.29 bu./acre; Hybrid: AgriGold A6544VT2
2nd Place: Jared Oatney, Reno County; Yield: 263.47 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P2089

NORTHEAST | DISTRICT 7

Dryland Category
1st Place: Victor Menold, Brown County; Yield: 301.59 bu./acre; Hybrid: Becks 6414V2P
2nd Place: Mike Eiberger, Jackson County; Yield: 271.85 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1828AM
3rd Place: Gary Kramer, Nemaha County; Yield: 262.78 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1563AM

Irrigated Category
1st Place: Craig Gigstad, Jefferson County; Yield: 279.15 bu./acre; Hybrid: Dekalb 70-27
2nd Place: Dayton Menold, Brown County; Yield: 273.14 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1572AM
3rd Place: Alex Noll, Jefferson County; Yield: 268.80 bu./acre; Hybrid: Dekalb 70-26

EAST CENTRAL | DISTRICT 8

Dryland Category
1st Place: Ryan Stainbrook, Linn County; Yield: 255.36 bu./acre; Hybrid: Lewis Hybrids 16DP887
2nd Place: Michael Sudbeck, Douglas County; Yield: 243.81 bu./acre; Hybrid: AgriGold A6572VT2RIB
3rd Place: JD Hanna, Shawnee County; Yield: 239.79 bu./acre; Hybrid: Brevant B14Z97AML

SOUTHEAST | DISTRICT 9

Dryland Category
1st Place: Kevin Karmann, Woodson County; Yield: 140.91 bu./acre; Hybrid: Brevant B12G75PW

Irrigated Category
1st Place: Michael Kleinbeck, Wilson County; Yield: 235.26 bu./acre; Hybrid: Integra 6995
2nd Place: Mike Timmons, Wilson County; Yield: 227.03 bu./acre; Hybrid: Beck’s Hybrid 6774V2P

NORTH NORTHEAST | DISTRICT 10

Dryland Category
1st Place: Jason Taylor, Doniphan County; Yield: 293.32 bu./acre; Hybrid: Taylor 8824VT2PRO
2nd Place: Brad Taylor, Doniphan County; Yield: 290.66 bu./acre; Hybrid: Taylor 8013VT2PRO
3rd Place: Brad Taylor, Doniphan County; Yield: 285.97 bu./acre; Hybrid: Taylor 8013VT2PRO

Irrigated Category
1st Place: Traci Noll, Doniphan County; Yield: 278.68 bu./acre; Hybrid: Dekalb 70-26

2019 Kansas Corn Yield Contest Winners

2019 Kansas Corn Yield Contest Winners

Below is a list of the 2019 Kansas Corn Yield contest winners and the county where their winning field was grown.

OVERALL STATE DRYLAND AND IRRIGATED WINNERS
Dryland: Alex Noll, Leavenworth County; Yield: 281 bu./acre; Hybrid: DeKalb 6674 RIB SS

Irrigated: Tyler Hands, Finney County; Yield: 303.8175 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1828AM

NORTHWEST  | DISTRICT 1

Dryland Category
1st Place: Leo Zodrow, Decatur County; Yield: 156.3544 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P0805AM
2nd Place: Justin Zodrow, Decatur County; Yield: 152.1988; Hybrid: Pioneer P1498AM1
3rd Place: Leo Zodrow, Decatur County; Yield: 134.3523 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P0805AM

Irrigated Category
1st Place: Jason Geisinger, Sheridan County; Yield: 252.8021 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1366AM
2nd Place: Harold Koster, Sheridan County; Yield: 250.5278 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1366Q
3rd Place: Mark Hill, Sheridan; Yield: 240.98 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1370Q

WEST CENTRAL  |  DISTRICT 2

Dryland Category
1st Place: Jason Edwards, Logan County; Yield: 162 bu./acre; Hybrid: AgriGold 6499STX

SOUTHWEST  |  DISTRICT 3

Irrigated Category
1st Place: Tyler Hands, Finney County; Yield: 303.8175 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1828AM
2nd Place: Tyler Hands, Finney County; Yield: 283.7761 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1828AM
3rd Place: Tyler Hands, Finney County; Yield: 267.30; Hybrid: Pioneer P1366AM

NORTH CENTRAL  |  DISTRICT 4

Dryland Category
1st Place: Lee Pifer, Washington County; Yield: 197.5017 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1244AM
2nd Place: Sue Pifer, Washington County; Yield: 189.4397 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1244AM
3rd Place: Ryan Stewart, Washington County; Yield: 184.8998 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1244AM

Irrigated Category
1st Place: Todd Cyr, Cloud County; Yield: 272.6653 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1828AM
2nd Place: Faye Cyr, Cloud County; Yield: 263.3359 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1828AM
3rd Place: Cordell Cyr, Cloud County; Yield: 247.1330 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1828AM

CENTRAL  | DISTRICT 5

Dryland Category
1st Place: Neal Galle, McPherson County; Yield: 157.93 bu./acre; Hybrid: AgriGold 6619

Irrigated Category
1st Place: John Bergkamp, McPherson; Yield: 288.22 bu./acre; Hybrid: AgriGold 6544VT2

SOUTH CENTRAL  |  DISTRICT 6

Dryland Category
1st Place: Aaron Pauly, Sedgwick County; Yield: 201.8035 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer 1847AML
2nd Place: Bruce Seiler, Sedgwick County; Yield: 194.2562 bu./acre; Hybrid: DeKalb 6355
3rd Place: Tony Spexarth, Sedgwick County; Yield: 149.73 bu./acre; Hybrid: AgriGold A6619VT2RIB

Irrigated Category
1st Place: Tony Spexarth, Sedgwick County; Yield: 251.2047 bu./acre; Hybrid: AgriGold 6544VT2RIB

NORTHEAST  |  DISTRICT 7

Dryland Category
1st Place: Alex Noll, Leavenworth County; Yield: 281 bu./acre; Hybrid: DeKalb 6674 RIB SS
2nd Place: Ryan Holthaus, Brown County; Yield: 217.17 bu./acre; Hybrid: Mycogen MY12G35
3rd Place: Cliff Swart, Nemaha County; Yield: 212 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer 1366

EAST CENTRAL  |  DISTRICT 8

Dryland Category
1st Place: Glenn Caldwell, Anderson County; Yield: 132.08 bu./acre; Hybrid: DeKalb 52-61 RIB

SOUTHEAST  |  DISTRICT 9

Dryland Category
1st Place: Shawn Geffert, Allen County; Yield: 168.42 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1151 AM

NORTH-NORTHEAST  |  DISTRICT 10

Dryland Category
1st Place: Robert Henry, Brown County; Yield: 245.67 bu./acre; Hybrid: Pioneer P1563M
2nd Place: Traci Noll, Doniphan County; Yield: 241.8 bu./acre; Hybrid: DeKalb 66-75
3rd Place: Doug Armstrong, Atchison County; Yield: 236.9783 bu./acre; Hybrid: AgriGold A6499

Irrigated Category
1st Place: James Mueller, Brown County; Yield: 260.8756 bu./acre


2019 National Corn Yield Contest Results

Ryan Jagels, Garden City, had the top Kansas irrigated yield in the National Corn Yield Contest with a yield of 311 bushels per acre planting Pioneer P1828AM in the Strip, Minimum, Mulch or Ridge-Till Irrigated Division.

Jeff Koelzer Onaga, had the top non-irrigated Kansas yield  in the National Corn Yield Contest at 284 bushels per acre planting DEKALB DKC65-95RIB in the Strip, Minimum, Mulch or Ridge-Till Irrigated Division.

Follow this link to a list of Kansas state-level winners in the National Corn Yield Contest.


2018 Kansas Corn Yield Contest Winners

2018 Kansas Corn Yield Contest Results

Mike Fuhrman, Lancaster, North Northeast district, won first place overall and in the NNE district in dryland with a yield of 289.89 bushels per acre planting AgriGold A6544 VT2B1B.

Tony Spexarth, Colwich, South Central district, won first place overall and in the SC District in irrigated with a yield of 307.35 bushels per acre planting AgriGold A6544VT2.

Gary Niermeier, Hoxie, placed first in the Northwest district in irrigated with a yield of 261.3 bushels per acre planting Pioneer P1197 AM.

Lee Cooper, Hoxie, placed second in the Northwest district in irrigated with a yield of 242.36 bushels per acre planting Pioneer P1197 AM.

Pam Washington, Hoxie, placed third in the Northwest district in irrigated with a yield of 241.3 bushels per acre planting Pioneer P0801 AM.

Leo Zodrow, Oberlin, placed first in the Northwest district in dryland with a yield of 213.8 bushels per acre planting Pioneer P0506 AM.

Justin Zodrow, Oberlin, placed second in the Northwest district in dryland with a yield of 211.18 bushels per acre planting Pioneer P1498 AM.

Steve Sewell, Dresden, placed third in the Northwest district in dryland with a yield of 176.2 bushels per acre planting Pioneer P0506 AM.

Jason Edwards, Olathe, placed first in the West Central district in dryland with a yield of 192.6 bushels per acre planting AgriGold A6499 STX RIB.

Tanner McNinch, Ness City, placed second in the West Central district in dryland with a yield of 151.5 bushels per acre planting Pioneer P0805 AM.

Todd Cyr, Clyde, placed first in the North Central district in irrigated with a yield of 285 bushels per acre planting Pioneer P1828AM.

Aaron Pauly, Viola, won first in the South Central district in dryland with a yield of 197.29 bushels per acre planting Pioneer 2089AM.

Ronnie Young, Burrton, placed second in the South Central district in dryland with a yield of 178.77 bushels per acre planting AgriGold A6572UT2 RIB.

John Bergkamp, Garden Plain, placed third in the South Central district in dryland with a yield of 145.49 bushels per acre planting AgriGold 6619.

Chris Bodenhausen,Muscotah,  won first in the Northeast district in irrigated with a yield of 288.88 bushels per acre planting Pioneer P1847.

Larry Becker, Lancaster, won first place in the Northeast district in dryland with a yield of 254.2 bushels per acre planting Pioneer P1197AM.

Alex Noll, Winchester, placed second in the Northeast district in dryland with a yield of 251.00 bushels per acre planting Dekalb 66-74.

Mike Timmons, Fredonia, won first place in the Southeast district in irrigated with a yield of 247 bushels per acre planting Pioneer.

Mike Timmons, Fredonia, won first place in the Southeast district in dryland with a yield of 238.42 bushels per acre planting Pioneer.

Jason Taylor, White Cloud, won first place in the North Northeast district in irrigated with a yield of 276.87 bushels per acre planting Taylor 8824.

Traci Noll, Winchester, placed second in the North Northeast district in dryland with a yield of 287.9 bushels per acre planting Dekalb 66-75.

Eric Niemann, Nortonville, placed third in the North Northeast district in dryland with a yield of 284.25 bushels per acre planting Dekalb 66-75.