Showplots & Yield Contests

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.

2015 SDCGA Showplot Results (As of 12/21/15)

Results include: Troy Knecht, Frank Kralicek, Rodney Bade, Keith Aversion, Arne Harstad, Steve Dick, John Kittelson and David Reinesch

2014 SDCGA Showplot Results

2013 SDCGA Showplot Results

2012 SDCGA Showplot Results

2011 SDCGA Showplot Results

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.

Resources

2015 South Dakota Corn Yield Contest Winners (overall and by district) *coming soon

2015 National Corn Yield Contest Winners

South Dakota Corn Yield Contest – All-Time Top 10 Yields

2014 South Dakota Corn Yield Contest Winners (overall and by district)

2014 National Corn Yield Contest Winners

2013 South Dakota Corn Yield Contest Winners (by district)

2013 National Corn Yield Contest Winners

2012 South Dakota Corn Yield Contest Winners (Digital Booklet)

2012 National Corn Yield Contest Winners

2011 National Corn Yield Contest Winners

2010 National Corn Yield Contest Winners

2009 National Corn Yield Contest National Winners

2008 South Dakota Corn Yield Contest booklet