NWF announced the first National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC) to growers in late February 2015. This contest will help increase U.S. wheat growers’ productivity to ensure an ample supply of quality U.S. wheat to reliably meet the needs of the domestic wheat market and our foreign customers.
Check out DTN’s November 2019 piece highlighting the national winners of the 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest!
Photo: Brian Cochrane is from Kahlotus, WA and was a 2017 National Winner, finishing 5th in winter wheat dryland! He created the sign to show his support for the Contest!
The contest will be divided into two divisions for winter and spring wheat with subcategories for dryland and irrigated operations in each division, respectively. Any wheat grower 14 years old and up and a member of a state wheat grower organization or NAWG will be eligible to participate in the contest. To learn more about the rules and to register, click here.
Objectives of the NWYC are:
Support New Ideas for Ways to Improve a Farmer’s Crop
Enable knowledge transfer between growers
Urge experimentation with new technologies
Identify top wheat producers in each state
Through the generous support of industry partners, the Foundation is able to bring this program to our nation’s wheat growers.