Dubois farmers win national yield contest

From Local Sources

Dubois farmer Kevin Kalb earned a first-place national award in the 2019 National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest. Kevin Kalb is honored as one of the highest corn yield producers in the nation with DEKALB DKC67-44RIB Brand Blend corn, yielding 394.49 bushels per acre in the F:Strip-Till, Minimum-Till, Mulch-Till, Ridge-Till Class Non-Irrigated category.

Shawn Kalb of Dubois took second place in the same category, yielding 320.74 bushels per acre.

The NCGA contest, currently in its 55th year, challenges farmers to achieve record-setting yields as part of its search for management practices that can help farmers everywhere. It’s NCGA’s most popular program with this year’s event producing 7,454 entries.

The Kalbs were among DEKALB winners recently recognized at the 2020 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 27-29 with an awards banquet and private concert featuring Drake White.

In the 2019 NCGA yield contest, DEKALB farmers captured eight of the 27 national awards and 182 first- through third-place awards at the state level, 31 of which yielded 300 bushels per acre or higher.

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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