Iowa State Fair

Tall Corn

August 11, 2022

This year’s battle for corn stalk supremacy has been claimed by Ron Zelle of Waverly, Iowa.

Zelle’s entry of 14 feet, 3.5 inches won first place and a $75 award in the America’sTall Corn Contest judged Wednesday, August 10, prior to the start of the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Zelle also claimed first place and $50 in the Iowa Tall Corn division with a 14 foot, 3.5 inch corn stalk entry.

Mary Beth Zelle of Waverly claimed second place with a 14 foot, 3 inch entry, and Will Zelle of Prairie Village, KS, took third place with a 14 foot, 1.5 inch entry.

All entries in the Tall Corn Contest are on display in Pioneer Hall.