Waltham farmer places first in corn yield contest

Published 7:59 am Friday, March 30, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Dekalb corn farmer Eugene Anderson of Waltham won a first place state yield award in the 2017 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest. Waltham achieved a winning yield of 312.038 bushels per acre in the AA non-Irrigated category.

In all, 7,269 famers from throughout the U.S. entered the 2017 yield contest. Anderson, along with other Dekalb winners, was honored at the 2018 Commodity Classic held Feb. 27- March 1 in Anaheim, California. 

“We congratulate these farmers for their hard work and dedication achieving these impressive yields,” said Dekalb Asgrow Brand Lead Pete Uitenbroek. “The Dekalb brand is committed to helping farmers maximize their success by offering exclusive, high-yielding genetics that deliver consistent performance.”

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Anderson was one of six Dekalb farmers that captured one of the 18 national awards and 156 first, second and third place awards at the state level at the 2017 NCGA yield contest. He was one of 42 farmers who yielded more than 300 bushels per acre.