For Immediate Release
Contact: Caitlin Eannello, 202.547.7800, firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Wheat Foundation Officially Opens its 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest
Washington D.C. (February 18, 2020) – The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting grower enrollment for the 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest! The Contest is divided into two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, and two subcategories: dryland and irrigated.
The Foundation is accepting entries for Winter and Spring Wheat. The deadline for Winter Wheat entries is May 15th with an early registration deadline of April 1st. The Spring wheat entry deadline is August 1st, with an early registration deadline of June 15th.
“Now in its fifth year, we hope to make the National Wheat Yield Contest its most successful yet. We anticipate breaking our record of eligible entries and for the quality criteria to continue to make the Contest more competitive,” stated NWF Board President and Idaho wheat grower Wayne Hurst. “Again, the National Wheat Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for helping to make the Contest available to all wheat growers across the United States.”
The 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest sponsors include AgriMaxx, Ardent Mills, BASF, Corteva Agriscience, CROPLAN® by WinField United, Grain Craft, John Deere, Miller Milling, Syngenta, and WestBred.
About The Foundation
The National Wheat Foundation was established by the industry to serve as the national center for wheat research, education and outreach. Serving our mission, the Foundation works to advance the wheat industry through strategic research, education and outreach collaborations, guided by core values of grower centeredness, integrity, honesty and trustworthiness. The Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization incorporated and headquartered in Washington, D.C., governed by a nine-member Board of Directors and managed by staff of the National Association of Wheat Growers, the Foundation’s sole member.