Marshall farmer recognized as record-setting state winner in 2013 NCGA corn yield contest with DEKALB brand

Monday, March 17, 2014
Marshall farmer Lance Neff (on right) was recognized as the highest-yielding competitor in Missouri history for his category in the 2013 National Corn Growers Association corn yield contest. (Contributed photo)

Marshall farmer Lance Neff has been named a state winner in the 2013 National Corn Growers Association corn yield contest.

Neff was recognized as the highest-yielding competitor in Missouri history for his category. He placed first in the AA Non-Irrigated category with DEKALB DKC64-69 yielding an impressive 318.93 bushels per acre.

"It feels good to be a winner -- it is very exciting," Neff said. "The key in my mind is to pick a good product to begin with, plant as early as possible, have good fungicide, increase your populations and keep your fields clean. My seed rep also provides excellent service and the DEKALB products have strong emergence, good standability and top-end yield potential."

It is NCGA's most popular program with this year's event producing a participation record of 8,827 entries.

Winning farmers were recently celebrated at the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas.

"We are proud to partner with innovative farmers like Lance who have a passion for success and a focus on yields," Rick Myroup, DEKALB brand manager, said. "DEKALB will continue to provide superior products, developed by our industry-leading breeding program, so farmers across America can maximize yield and profit potential."

For more information about DEKALB and maximizing yield potential, visit www.DEKALB.com.