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Iowans Recognized for 2018 National Corn Yield Contest

March 20, 2019

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recognized Iowa Corn Growers Association members as winners of the 2018 National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC). The top four winners in each category were recognized during the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida at the beginning of the month.

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:

AA Non-Irrigated division:

  1. Brant Voss, Dexter, 306.34 bu/acre
  2. Mike Gaul, Strawberry Point, 303.55 bu/acre
  3. Marc Knupp, Washington, 301.72 bu/acre

AA No-Till/Strip-Till, Non-Irrigated division:

  1. *John Ruff, Monona, 333.08 bu/acre in the
  2.  Ryan Schroder, Missouri Valley, 329.56 bu/acre
  3. Josh Vittetoe, Washington, 317.41 bu/acre

No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated division:

  1. Connor Garrett, Arion, 326.04 bu/acre
  2. Roy Folkerts, Inwood, 248.16 bu/acre
  3. Todd Folkerts, Inwood, 247.20 bu/acre

Irrigated division:

  1. Mike Williams, Amana, 302.01 bu/acre

  2. Kim Dummermuth, Elgin, 285.76 bu/acre

  • Kim Dummermuth, Elgin, 282.33 bu/acre

  • Mike Williams, Amana, 279.63 bu/acre

  • Kim Dummermuth, Elgin, 271.23 bu/acre

  • Mike Williams, Amana, 257.22 bu/acre

  1. Mike Lyons, Hamburg, 246.89 bu/acre

Contest winners received national recognition in the publication, National 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 54st year, remains one of NCGA’s most popular programs for members.

*John Ruff also placed second nationally in the AA No-Till/Strip-Till, Non-Irrigated division

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

Tagged As: Commodity Classic NCGA

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For More Information:

Brandi Snyder, Public Relations Manager, bsnyder@iowacorn.org, 515-225-9242

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