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2020 Montgomery Co. Corn Yield Survey

Sun, 06 Sep 2020 20:33:15 CDT


Montgomery County Extension conducted their annual yield survey of the area corn crop. The survey data gathered resulted in an estimated county wide average of 185 1/2 bushels per acre.

Social Distancing was used this year to collect the data. Volunteers sampled field in each of the 19 townships of Montgomery County.

Volunteers for the survey were Montgomery County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, including President Jay Niemann - S. Litchfield Twp; V. President Dennis Hand - Fillmore & S. Fillmore Twp; Treasurer Adam Anderson - Butler Grove Twp; Secretary Justin German - Audubon Twp; Brad Young - East Fork Twp; Chad Millburg - Pitman Twp; Don Murphy - Harvel Twp; Joe Pope - Raymond Twp; Kevin DeVries - Walshville Twp; Kris Reynolds - Rountree Twp; Lynn Black - Hillsboro Twp; Mark Knodle - Witt Twp; Matt Stolte - Nokomis Twp; Paul Beeler - Zanesville Twp; Randy Singler - Irving Twp; Robert Coleman - Grisham Twp; Tom Elmore - Bois D'Arc Twp; Tyler Helgen - N. Litchfield Twp; and Dr. Talon Becker, Commercial Ag Extension Educator, University of Illinois compiled the data.

The survey was sponsored by University of Illinois Extension and the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. Anyone interested in volunteering or sponsoring a future yield survey is asked to contact the Montgomery County Extension Office in Hillsboro at (217) 532-3941


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