A Student of Corn
Mon Jan 13, 2014 02:17 PM CST

"We can't control price, but we can influence yield." That's Randy Dowdy's motto, and the Georgia farmer is proving to be a quick learner in the fine art of growing champion yields.

In 2012, Dowdy, of Brooks County, Ga., won the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest's Irrigated Division with a yield of 372.3357 bushels per acre. Dowdy also had a yield of 374.0166 bushels per acre in the Strip Till Irrigated Division; that put him in second place overall behind David Hula's top national yield of 384 bushels per ...

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