Deadline to Register for WI Corn Yield Contest

Event Information

Date: 

December 31st, 2019

 

 

 

 

The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA) Corn Yield Contest is organized to encourage the development of new and innovative management practices that highlight the importance of using sound cultural practices in Wisconsin corn production systems.

Contest contact:   Nicole Wagner, Executive Director
Contact information:   262-372-3289 or nicole@wicorn.org

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

Any corn production system can be entered in the contest. WCGA is not responsible for incorrect or missing entries. All rules set forth herein apply to all entries. Three winners will be selected from each of five geographical divisions in the state. Divisions are based on active county corn grower organizations. Active county organizations include those that have met at least twice during the calendar year.

CONTEST ENTRANT QUALIFICATIONS

There is no cost to enter, but the entrant must be a Wisconsin Corn Grower Association member in good standing. Only one entry per membership, but there could be more than one entry per farm if additional memberships are purchased.

CONTEST FIELD AND ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

Contest field must be in the state of Wisconsin. Contest entry must be at least 10 continuous acres of one variety. Contestant may select the best 1.25 acres in a corn field larger than 10 acres and enter that variety. In the interest of Best Management Practices, grass waterways may be a part of the contest plot area. The length of any rows planted in a grass waterway will be included in the harvested row length if corn rows are planted in the waterway. If corn rows are not planted in the waterway, the length of each row will not include areas in the waterway. The land entered in the Contest must be owned or leased by the entrant and located in Wisconsin. The variety entered must be currently commercially available.

ENTRY FEE AND DEADLINE

Entries must be postmarked, emailed or faxed by December 31, 2019 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, W226N5956 Lynwood Drive, Lisbon, WI 53089.

CONTEST AWARDS

Cash prizes will be awarded to the first ($500), second ($250) and third ($100) place winners in each geographic division (see map below). The winner is the entry that has the highest corn yield based on bushels per acre. In the event of a tie, both entrants will be recognized as co-winners.

CONTEST RESULTS

No information on the Contest results will be released until all results are finalized. There will be no exceptions. Results will be released during the WCGA Annual Meeting (held during Corn/Soy Expo). Decision of WCGA’s Contest Committee in all matters are final. The WCGA committee reserves the right to disqualify any entry without a refund for violation of any rules.

HARVEST RULES

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 must be in one continuous block of corn.

  • Entrants and harvest supervisors are responsible for giving accurate row lengths for odd shape plots.
  • A total of 1.25 or more acres must be harvested.
  • All end rows/turning rows and the equal number of outermost rows on each side may not be a part of the selected 1.25 acre contest plot.

A supervisor must be present at harvest. The supervisors are responsible for completing all computations and field measurements and must be present during harvesting, weighing (gross and tare), and moisture testing. The entrant is responsible for mailing the information. The supervisor must require the entrant to run their combine and any transfer augers to be certain they are empty prior to harvesting the contest area. All wagons or trucks must be checked to make certain they are empty.