December 16, 2023


  • 2023 CCPC Winter Roundup Tentative Schedule, Registration Available
  • NCGA Pleased to See Treasury Embrace GREET Model
  • ED Nicholas Colglazier on the Ag Queen Podcast/KSIR
  • National Corn Yield Contest 2023 Winners Announced
  • Colorado Producers, Local Dashboard Now Available
  • Scholarship Program Empowers Future Ag Leaders
  • Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education
  • Enter NCGA’s Photo Contest

Please note, the CCPC office will be closed from December 25, 2023 - January 1, 2024. We look forward to serving you in the new year!

2023 CCPC Winter Roundup Tentative Schedule, Registration Available

We are so excited to bring to our producers our first annual Winter Roundup, to be held right before the Greeley Farm Show! This one-day get-together will feature wonderful speakers, discussion panels, a reception and an awards banquet.

Mark it on your calendar January 22, 2024!

Tentative schedule includes an NCGA Farm Bill Update, a Weather Forecast Presentation, a Market Update, a Pesticide Update, a Research Update and the Future of Ag and Sustainability Panel.

Register Here

NCGA Pleased to See Treasury Embrace GREET Model

The U.S. Department of Treasury announced Dec. 15 that it will use a modified version of the GREET model as a measurement for determining reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as the agency allocates tax credits for sustainable aviation fuels under the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act.

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) said it is pleased that Treasury is embracing the model.

“Given that GREET was created by the U.S. government and is widely respected for its ability to measure reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the farm to the plane, we are encouraged that Treasury will adopt some version of this model,” said Minnesota farmer and NCGA President Harold Wolle. “At the end of the day, we are eager to help the aviation sector lower its carbon footprint, and we look forward to working with the involved agencies over the coming months to ensure the final model helps us achieve that goal.”


ED Nicholas Colglazier on the Ag Queen Podcast/KSIR

CCPC Executive Director Nicholas Colglazier spoke with Lorrie Boyer of the Ag Queen Podcast and KSIR to discuss some of the highlights the CCPC had in 2023. He also discussed upcoming events in 2024, including the Winter RoundUp and U.S. Grains Council Trade School.

Listen Here

National Corn Yield Contest 2023 Winners Announced

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is excited to announce the winners of the 2023 National Corn Yield Contest. This group of farmers put up some impressive yields and proved, once again, the ingenuity and resiliency of the U.S. farmer. 


In its 59th year, the National Corn Yield Contest saw nearly 7,000 entries from farmers in 46 states. Entrants across the 10 production categories, including the pilot category for nitrogen management, Class J, had verified yields averaging 269 bushels per acre, compared to the projected national average of 173 bushels per acre. This includes a new national record yield of 623.8439 bushels per acre from David Hula in Charles City, VA, besting the previous record of 616.1953 bushels per acre.  


State Winner List

Colorado Producers, Local Dashboard Now Available

Access local data to assist with your farming operation including weather forecasts and up-to-date commodity pricing.

Farmers in Colorado can now access county specific farming data and USDA resources all in one place via the new local dashboard.

Your new local dashboard includes farming data and USDA resources including USDA news, commodity pricing, weather forecasts, historical climate data, past storm events, USDA service center locator and additional state resources for Colorado and your county The dashboard transforms complex data sets into easy-to-read charts and graphs to help you quickly find information that matters to you.

CLICK HERE for dashboard and additional information.

Scholarship Program Empowers Future Ag Leaders

The National Corn Growers Association is thrilled to announce the launch of its annual scholarship program for the 2024 academic year. This program is designed to support students who are passionate about agriculture and making a positive impact in their community.

To apply for the scholarship, students must complete an online application. Submissions are now being accepted, and the deadline to complete is January 31, 2024.


All eligible students are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity. For more information and to apply, please visit our website at


Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education

Mountain West Pesticide Education & Safety Training (PEST) is happy to announce pesticide applicator recertification workshops around Colorado this upcoming training season. All of these workshops provide ALL seven required core credits. The workshops are open to both private and commercial applicators as well as applicator technicians. If you are a commercial applicator and need category credits, please contact MWPEST.

Workshops are posted at

Enter NCGA’s Photo Contest, the official photo contest of the National Corn Growers Association (NGCA), relaunched on the first of September.


Open to all, NCGA invites photographers to help tell the story of farming field corn in America. Through this contest, NCGA seeks high-resolution photos to document the rich history of growing corn, captured from seed to harvest as well as the tenacious families that grow it. Entries will be accepted through the end of November and will be available to accumulate votes directly through the website, closing on December 31.


Photographers will be competing for 26 awards over eight categories. Visa gift card prizes range up to $500. Winners will be announced in January 2024.

Enter Here


  • NCGA Fields of Corn Contest Dec. 31, 2023
  • NCGA Scholarship Applications Due - Jan. 31, 2024


  • December 25 - January 1: CCPC Office Closed
  • January 22: CCPC Winter Roundup
  • January 23-24: Colorado Farm Show

Who is the Colorado Corn Council?

The Colorado Corn Promotion Council (CCPC) oversees how Colorado's corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of grain corn produced in Colorado) are invested in research, market development, outreach and other various endeavors.

Learn more about the work of our organization at

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