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Iowans Recognized at Commodity Classic for 2015 National Corn Yield Contest Entries

March 8, 2016

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recognized four Iowa Corn Growers Association members as winners of the 2015 National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC) during the 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana last week.

These selected farmers accepted honors for their ability to produce the most corn per-acre, which lends itself to fueling and feeding the world. NCYC not only grants the participants the recognition that they deserve, it also gives them the opportunity to learn from their peers.

Top yield winners from Iowa include:

  • Mike Kaufman, Dysart, 328.68 bu/acre in the AA Non-Irrigated division
  • Tim, Dan and Joe Durick, Council Bluffs, 317.74 bu/acre in the AA No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated division
  • Greg Lynott, Hawarden, 280.87 bu/acre in the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated division
  • David Bockman, Everly, 264.97 bu/acre in the Irrigated division

Contest winners will also receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as cash trips and other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies.

The National Corn Yield Contest, now in its 51st year, remains one of NCGA’s most popular programs for members. In 2015, 7,729 members participated and recorded an all-time high yield at just over 532 bushels per acre.

For a complete list of national and state winners, visit ncga.com.

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The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is an 8,000-member strong grassroots-driven organization, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, serving members across the state, and lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its farmer members to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.

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