Both winning with Pioneer brand hybrid 31 D61, Joe took second place in the A Non-Irrigated division of the contest, and Todd took third place in the A Non-Irrigated division. Joe’s entry yielded 290.30 bushels per acre, and Todd entry yielded 287.57 bushels per acre.
The Nichols each earned one of the 17 national titles won by growers planting Pioneer hybrids. Growers planting Pioneer hybrids dominated the contest and won 62 percent of all awards presented.
The NCGA Corn Yield Contest is an annual competition among corn producers with the goal of producing the highest yields. In the contest, growers compete within a broad range of corn production classes, including non-irrigated, no-till/strip-till non-irrigated, no-till/strip-till irrigated, ridge-till non-irrigated, ridge-till irrigated and irrigated classes.
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Presenting the check to the FFA students was Heather Brantley, sophomore at Western Kentucky University majoring in Ag business, and Macy Nichols, senior at Trigg County High School. Both are employed with Seven Springs Farms. FFA students present were vice president Derek Rogers, reporter Macy Taylor, treasurer Michael Roeder, historian Nicki Maselli and sentinel Ashley Noel.
(Information for this staff report was submitted by Seven Springs Farms.)