Wisconsin Corn Growers name Yield Contest Winners

LISBON, Wis. [February 6, 2023] – At the Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo last week, the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA) named the 2022 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 geographical divisions – the Northern and Southern divisions plus county-specific divisions. Divisional winners were awarded cash prizes for 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 2022 winners are:

Northern Wisconsin

Jeff Laskowski, Plover – 298.3897 bu/acre

Steve Wilkens, Random Lake – 287.0565 bu/acre

Bill Patoka, Amherst – 279.5023 bu/acre


Southern Wisconsin

Reginald Kamps, Darlington – 324.0593 bu/acre

Jared Ripp, Dane – 324.0202 bu/acre

Jim, Chuck & Mark Fahey, Belleville – 321.6800 bu/acre


Rock County Corn Growers

David Arndt, Janesville – 278.0836 bu/acre


Columbia County Corn Growers

Zachary Mickelson, DeForest – 253.8100 bu/acre

Ben Dowdell, Pardeeville – 251.2060 bu/acre

David Mickelson, DeForest – 244.7900 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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