Corn farmers who’d like to join a few thousand other farmers from across the country in a friendly competition are invited to enter the National Corn Yield Contest. 

The National Corn Growers Association says it’s a tradition that dates back more than 50 years and is a chance to grow knowledge and skills and have fun while doing it. 

“The farmers who enter the contest build a brighter farm future for America’s farm families,” says Lowell Neitzel, chair of the NCGA’s Member and Consumer Action Team. 

“Together, entrants generate a pool of collective knowledge and spark innovation.” 

He also says it’s a way to contribute to the advances of American farming. Farmers who enter by June 30 save with a special early-entry rate of $75. 

The contest remains open for entries through August 17. 

All forms are due by November 30, and the contest winners get announced on December 14.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)