America’s corn farmers proved, once again, they are resilient, innovative, and competitive. By adapting practices, adopting new technology, and doing-more-with-less, America’s corn farmers made great contributions in helping to feed and fuel a growing world. It is this innovative spirit that the National Corn Growers Association tips its hat to every year as they honor farmers from across the country for their efforts and exceptional results in the National Corn Yield Contest. Kevin Bauer of Hastings, placed First in the state in the I:Conventional Irrigated Class with a yield of 324.1911 bushels per acre. Paul Beskau of Hastings, placed Second in the state in the I:Conventional Irrigated Class with a yield of 283.7664 bushels per acre. And, Fred Bauer of Hastings, placed Second in the state in the G:No-Till Irrigated Class with a yield of 285.2798 bushels per acre. All three farmers were among 538 state winners of their classes nationwide.