By: David Shepherd, News Director / Anchor
COUNTYWIDE -- Some Dubois County farmers have won the National Corn Yield Contest. The national contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association, recognizes farmers from across the country for their exceptional efforts.
Kevin Kalb of Dubois placed first in the B AA Non-Irrigated Class with 388 bushels per acre.
Shawn Kalb of Dubois placed first in the nation in the D: AA No-Till / Strip Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 343 bushels per acre.
Brad Wehr of Jasper placed third in the nation in the same class with a yield of just over 331 bushels per acre.
And Nikia Kalb of Dubois placed third in the nation in the B: AA Non-Irrigated Class with a yield just over 343 bushels per acre.
“In 2018, corn farmers show, yet again, that they continually grow an abundance that feeds and fuels the world sustainably,” said NCGA President Lynn Chrisp, a corn grower from Hastings, Nebraska.
“The NCGA NCYC contest participants exhibited the potential of all America’s farmers as they continually adopt innovative tools which help them achieve excellence,” Chrisp continued. “Their incredible achievements, from averaging more than 349 bushels per acre amongst all national winners to a top yield of 477.6877, clearly showed the ability of America’s corn farmers to excel even facing less-than-ideal conditions.”