Wisconsin Corn Growers Association announces 2021 Corn Yield Contest winners

LISBON, Wis. – At the Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo last week, the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA) named the 2021 Wisconsin Corn Yield Contest winners.

Organized to encourage the development of new and innovative management practices, the contest highlights the importance of using sound agronomic practices in Wisconsin corn production systems.

Winners were selected from five geographical divisions – the Northern and Southern divisions plus three county-specific divisions. The county-specific divisions were based on active county corn grower associations and included: Columbia, Dodge-Fond Du Lac, and Rock. In total, there were five eligible divisions that were awarded cash prizes to the first ($500), second ($250) and third ($100) place winners, where applicable. The winning entries had the highest corn yield based on bushels per acre.

The 2021 winners are:

Rock County Corn Growers
Nick Veneble, Janesville – 259.2227 bu/acre

Northern Wisconsin
Jeff Laskowski, Plover – 290.6533 bu/acre
Barb Laskowski, Plover – 276.3010 bu/acre
Ben Augustine, Sheldon – 250.17041 bu/acre

Southern Wisconsin
The late Scott Berget, Gratiot, 322.0204 bu/acre
Kevin Bahr, Darlington – 303.8546 bu/acre
Dan Leahy, Cuba City – 296.9095 bu/acre

To be eligible, entrants must be a WCGA member in good standing and the contest entry must be from a field of corn 10 or more acres in size of one variety. The contest area may be any shape, but the contest plot must be a total of 1.25 or more harvested acres. To learn more about the corn yield contest, visit the Wisconsin Corn website at wicorn.org.

Wisconsin Corn serves the state’s corn growers through the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board (WCPB) and Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA). The WCPB utilizes checkoff funds to develop and defend markets, fund research and provide education about corn and corn products. WCGA is a united, grassroots-driven member organization representing growers from across Wisconsin on important state and national agricultural issues in an effort to increase member profitability and opportunity. For more information, visit wicorn.org.

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