Jonathon, Benjamin and Whitney Snow, of Smyrna, recently placed state first-, state third- and state first-place in A Non-Irrigated, No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated and A No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated divisions, respectively, of the 2018 National Corn Growers Association's Corn Yield Contest.

They won with Pioneer P1197YHR and P1197AM brand corn, which yielded 259.848, 258.791 and 225.155 bushels per acre, respectively.

The winners each earned one of the 189 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer brand products. Pioneer growers took home more than 45 percent of the state awards, confirming that Pioneer brand products can shine throughout the nation.

"We offer our congratulations to growers who placed in the NCGA competition,” said Ryan Myers, Pioneer Corn Category Lead, Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of Dow DuPont. “Every year, the industry continues to see growers across the country succeed in this competition, and we are proud to see so many growers succeed with Pioneer brand genetics."

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. Growers compete in six corn production classes — two for non-irrigated, two for no-till/strip till non-irrigated, one for no-till/strip till irrigated and one for irrigated acres.

For a complete list of national winners, state winners, yield totals and products, visit