Early registration for the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest closes June 25.

With entry fees reduced to $80 until that time, NCGA reminds growers that the opportunity to take advantage of this reduced fee ends soon. To aid in quick, simple entry, a new online entry system is also now available.

“With the early registration deadline approaching rapidly, it is a great time for entrants to try out the new online submission system,” said Production and Stewardship Action Team Chair Steve Ebke. “The software streamlines the process, saving both time and, until Saturday, money.”

The new software allows growers to enter the contest and join NCGA and their state association. The web-based system simplifies data submission, allows users to view their submissions at any time and will allow for quick, efficient use of contest data.

Seed representatives and entrants are welcome to enter through this new platform. Current members should have their NCGA membership ID ready.

Non-members wishing to participate can quickly fill out the online membership profile and enter immediately following completion of this form.

Registration will continue until July 15, with entries not meeting the June 25 deadline available at the full $110 rate.

For nearly a half century, NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest has provided corn growers the opportunity to compete with their colleagues to grow the most corn per acre, helping feed and fuel the world. This has given participants not only the recognition they deserved, but the opportunity to learn from their peers.

Winners receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as cash trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. In Nashville, Tenn., during the 2012 Commodity Classic, state winners will be presented awards at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners will receive awards at the NCGA Awards Banquet.

Click here for more information, rules and forms.