The 2018 Wheat Yield Contest has officially closed! October 1st was the deadline for entering harvest data for registered entries. Contest officials are in the process of tabulating results, and checking each entry for compliance of qualifications specified in the Official Contest Rules. Both State and National Winners will be notified individually at least by late November, and the results will be posted on this website by December 1st, 2018.
All wheat grain samples submitted from entries have been analyzed. The quality data results for each grower’s entry have been uploaded and can be viewed by logging in to your account. If you have any questions about the quality data results, Contest Rules and processes, you can reach me through email:firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 636-812-2709.
Remember, the top five national winners from each category & subcategory will be recognized at the 2019 Commodity Classic, along with the overall high yield winner. This year’s Classic will be held Feb. 28 - March 2, 2019 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.
Thank you for making the Contest a success in its third year of operation! This year it has grown to more than 300 entries from 25 wheat producing states.
The 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest will open for registration on January 1, 2019.
The Contest offers growers the opportunity to compete with their peers across the United States and learn from each other innovative techniques to improve wheat
productivity on their farms. The Contest’s objectives are to drive innovation in the industry; enable knowledge transfer between growers; encourage the use of available technology; and identify top wheat growers across the U.S.
The Contest features two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, and two subcategories: dryland and irrigated. The Contest will also recognize the overall high yield winner.
Each entry must be a member in good standing of a recognized state wheat grower association (or NAWG if from a state without a recognized state wheat grower association) to be eligible.
All Harvest Report Forms, entry payments and weigh tickets must be submitted electronically. NO PAPER HARVEST FORMS OR CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please read all National Wheat Yield Contest Rules and Procedures located on this registration/log in page before submitting your harvest form. There will be no entry payment refunds in the event the entry was not taken to harvest. Thanks for your interest in the NWYC and good luck!
For entries of multiple wheat varieties: Use the COPY option in the online system to duplicate an entry to avoid having to re-enter the same information for multiple fields. All copied information must be reviewed for accuracy. The following questions will not carry over from one entry to the next and must be filled out to submit the entry:
- Variety Brand
- Variety name or number
- Date Planted
2017 National Wheat Yield Contest Results
State Winners 2017 winter irrigated
State Winners 2017 spring irrigated
State Winners 2017 winter dryland
State Winners 2017 spring dryland
· Membership numbers cannot be searched for online. Please call NWF at 636-812-2709.
· Entry forms must be submitted to NWF through the online entry form May 15th for Winter wheat; August 1st for Spring wheat.
· If a recheck is required (yields above 150 bu/ac), the recheck questions will appear immediately after the initial check information is completed. If a recheck is not performed and completed, the harvest form will not submit.
· National Winners, as listed on the winning entry, are encouraged to accept their award and receive recognition in person during the NWF Yield Contest Reception during Commodity Classic.
Multiple Entries: National Wheat Yield Contest rules state that each individual membership is eligible to win only one national and one state award in the contest. If an entrant enters two or more varieties and all place as a winner or runner-up, only the highest ranked (not necessarily highest yield) variety will be awarded.
· For answers to other questions about the Contest, contact NWF (Steve) at 636-812-2709.