Glenn Rohde Earns Top State Honors
One local farmer was honored for his efforts in meeting the growing demand for corn worldwide. Glenn Rohde, of Glasgow, placed first in the state in the A:A Non-Irrigated Class at the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest, with a yield of 124.9091 bushels per acre.
Rohde was one of 400 state winners nationwide, a pool which included 7,979 entries from 46 states. The national contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), recognizes farmers from across the country for their exceptional efforts. The winners were recognized on March 3, at the 2017 Commodity Classic held in San Antonio, Texas.
Through the contest, farmers are encouraged to utilize new and efficient production techniques. “Our contest participants demonstrated that America’s farmers continue to strive for excellence while adopting state-of-the-art tools which help them meet those goals,” said NCGA President Wesley Spurlock. “This harvest, the world witnessed the incredible bounty U.S. corn farmers can provide to meet the growing need for food, fuel and fiber both in our nation and around the world.”
The NCGA represents more than 40,000 members, 49 affiliated state corn growers and checkoff organizations, and hundreds of thousands of growers who contribute to state checkoff programs.
If you would like more information or you would like to become a part of the NCGA, visit their website at http://www.ncga.com/for-farmers.