State Fair Tall Corn Title Claimed by Kansas Farmer
August 10, 2018
Casey Perkins of Silver Lake, Kan won first place in the Tallest Corn Stalk Contest judged Thursday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
The winning stalk measured an impressive 24 feet, 9 inches in height.
Donna Blair of Griswold claimed second place with an entry measuring in at 16 feet 4 inches. John Cassens of Schleswig earned third place with a 16 foot and ¼ inch stalk.
The contest was part of “Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions” in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall. A first prize of $5 and ribbons were awarded to each class.
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.