Dubois farmers win national corn yield awards

The Kalbs were presented their awards at the DEKALB/Asgrow Best in Field Awards ceremony on Feb. 27  in Orlando, Florida.

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ST. LOUIS — Dubois farmers Kevin and Shawn Kalb earned first-place national yield awards and Nikia Kalb earned a third-place national yield award in the 2018 National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest.

The Kalbs were recognized as some of the top-yielding corn producers in the nation with DEKALB DKC67-44RIB Brand Blend yielding 388.06 and 343.22 and DKC70-27RIB Brand Blend corn yielding 343.00 bushels per acre in the AA Non-Irrigated and AA No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated categories.

“We are proud to partner with innovative farmers who have a passion for success and a focus on high performance,” said Pete Uitenbroek, U.S. DEKALB, Asgrow and Deltapine market lead. “DEKALB continues to provide superior products with exclusive genetics, developed by our industry-leading breeding program, to help farmers across America maximize yield and profit potential.”

Brad Wehr of Dubois also placed in the national contest. He earned a third-place national yield award in the AA No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated category. His DEKALB DKC67-44RIB Brand Blend yielded 331.1153.

The NCGA contest, currently in its 53rd year, challenges farmers to achieve record-setting yields as part of its search for methods that will help farmers everywhere. It’s NCGA’s most popular program with this year’s event producing 7,258 entries.

The Kalbs were among DEKALB winners who were recently recognized at the 2019 Commodity Classic held Feb. 28 to March 2 in Orlando, Florida, with an awards banquet and private concert featuring country music duo Brothers Osborne.   

In the 2018 NCGA yield contest, DEKALB farmers captured 9 of the 18 national awards and 164 first-, second- and third-place awards at the state level, with 32 yielding more than 300 bushels per acre.

To learn more about maximizing yield performance and see a full list of DEKALB winners, visit DEKALB.com/YieldWinner or contact your local DEKALB Asgrow dealer.

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