South Dakota Corn Showplots program invites farmers to compare the performance of various hybrids grown side-by-side on their farm. A variety of seed companies participate in the showplots program. These seed companies are advised of plot locations and asked to furnish up to three hybrids per plot, at a charge of $75 per hybrid. After harvest, we publish in an online booklet that we share with our members and seed representatives. To participate as a showplots co-operator, you must be a member of South Dakota Corn Growers Association. You should not have received a refund from the checkoff program for the previous 12 months. And you should review showplots rules and agree to abide by them. If interested, please contact South Dakota Corn at (605) 334-0100. Read showplot rules here.
Results include: Troy Knecht, Frank Kralicek, Rodney Bade, Keith Aversion, Arne Harstad, Steve Dick, John Kittelson and David Reinesch
NCGA Corn Yield Contest
Advanced production techniques, informed growing practices, improved seed varieties—corn growers put everything they know into achieving the highest yields in the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest. Winners receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC guide, as well as awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. After each contest, a group of NCGA corn growers review NCYC rules and approve changes to streamline contest entry and to ensure the accuracy, integrity and credibility of the harvest process. To participate as an NCGA contest supervisor, please call the NCGA office at (636) 733-9004 for more information.
2015 South Dakota Corn Yield Contest Winners (overall and by district) *coming soon