Corn farmers have a few days left to enter the National Corn Growers Association Yield Contest. Entry closes August 17, 2022. All harvest forms will be due by November 30. Contest winners will be announced on December 14.
Lowell Neitzel, a Kansas farmer, is the NCGA Consumer Engagement Action Team Chair. He challenges all corn farmers to participate.
â€œI want them to kind of be willing to show us what they can grow out in the field. I know this has been a very challenging year for everybody, whether it be too much rain or not enough, but I think we can come together and put our heads together, we can come up with some really good dataset and show everybody what the American farmer is capable of in adverse conditions.â€
Neitzel started participating in the contest because he believes it can make him a better farmer.
â€œI started a couple years ago, and just being able to maybe see the results a little bit more clearer and see how that really affects my bottom line. And with inputs being so high right now, we’re trying to see where we can cut corners or if we can even cut corners. So, by using this as a more of a dataset for myself, this is really kind of opened my eyes to where I can add some spending or have to take some away to be the most profitable I can be.â€
And, he says, it helps NCGA promote the hard work of the nationâ€™s corn farmers. â€œIt helps us as it makes more people aware of the impact NCGA does for the average corn farmer, and I feel like it really helps them kind of showcase us as an American farmer, how we’re out here we are, you know, supplying the world with food, fiber and fuel. And it’s just a great way to get us out in front of the consumer.â€
You can easily enter t ld Contest online. â€œWe have until August 17. If you want to you can just jump over to NCGA.com, and get on our website, it’s pretty self-explanatory and the entry form is right there on our website.â€
Again, learn more, and get involved at ncga.com.