(EDITORS NOTE: The following has been provided the Citizen by Monsanto Company.)
Clear Lake farmer Jeff Edling has been named a state winner in the 2013 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest.
Edling was recognized as one of the top-yielding competitors in the state. He placed first in the Irrigated category with DEKALB DKC53-56 yielding an impressive 258.2034 bushels per acre.
“My first entry to the National Corn Yield Contest was in 2007, and I have placed in the top 10 every year since 2009,” said Edling. “I had a good feeling about this year, and was very excited to hear that I had a first place entry! There is a string of factors that got me to where I am -- one of them being DEKALB seed. DEKALB is always evolving and improving. The local team of agronomists and dealers I have here in Minnesota have been great to work with. They are always very involved in my farm.”
The contest, in its 49th year, challenges farmers to achieve record-setting yields, as part of its search for methods that will help farmers everywhere. It is NCGA’s most popular program with this year’s event producing a participation record of 8,827 entries. Winning farmers were recently celebrated at the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, TX.
“We are proud to partner with innovative farmers like Jeff who have a passion for success and a focus on yields,” said Rick Myroup, DEKALB brand manager.