Wisconsin Corn Growers Association announces 2020 Corn Yield Contest winners

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA) has named the 2020 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 four geographical divisions – the Northern and Southern divisions plus two county-specific divisions. The county-specific divisions were based on active county corn grower associations and included: Columbia and Rock. In total, there were four 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 2020 winners were:

Columbia County Corn Growers
Allan Schroeder, Rio – 255.7947 bu/acre
Zachary Mickelson, DeForest – 243.4133 bu/acre

Rock County Corn Growers
Nick Venable, Janesville – 279.1467 bu/acre

Northern Wisconsin
Jeff Laskowski, Plover – 302.4913 bu/acre
Eric Weber, Barron – 272.7541 bu/acre
Barb Laskowski, Plover – 271.7817 bu/acre

Southern Wisconsin
Jerry Kreuziger, Juneau – 266.5071 bu/acre
Dan Duthie, Theresa – 248.226 bu/acre
Richard Lucas, Hancock – 244.6635 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.

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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