Corn contest honors Schoolcraft man

An area corn-grower has been honored for his effort through the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest.
The national contest, sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association, recognizes farmers from across the country for their exceptional efforts.
Schoolcraft-area resident Ronnie Landis placed second in the state in the “No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated Class,” with a yield of more than 233 bushels per acre.
The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC46-36.
Landis was one of 400 state winners nationwide. The 2016 contest participation included nearly 8,000 entries from 46 states.
The average yield among national winners was 374.7 bushels per acre – greater than the projected 2016 U.S. average of 175.3 bushels per acre. Five of the national winners recorded yields of 400 bushels or more per acre.
Landis and other winners were recognized last month at the 2017 Commodity Classic, the premier convention and trade show of the U.S. corn, soybean, sorghum, wheat and equipment industries, held this year in San Antonio.

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