Jessica Snow and Whitney Snow, of Smyrna, recently placed in the 2017 National Corn Growers Association's Corn Yield Contest.

Jessica won state third place in the A Non-Irrigated division. Jessica won with Pioneer P1197AMTM brand corn, which yielded 229.0516 bushels per acre. Whitney won state second place in the A No-Till/Strip Till Non-Irrigated division. Whitney won with Pioneer hybrid P1197YHR, which yielded 268.484 bushels per acre.

DuPont Pioneer growers took home nearly 50 percent of the state awards. Pioneer brand products continue to shine throughout the nation.

"Our 2017 NCGA winners demonstrate the value of our continued investment in germplasm and trait packages. When coupled with the best management practices of today's American farmer, amazing things happen," said Ryan Myers, U.S. Corn Category lead, DuPont Pioneer.

The NCGA Corn Yield Contest is an annual U.S. competition among corn growers with the goal of capitalizing on the high genetic yield potential of today's corn hybrids. It also encourages the development of sustainable, new and innovative management practices that result in higher yield potential.

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