Winners announced in corn growing contest


VERSAILLES — On Sept. 28, Caden Buschur Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator for Darke County spoke with the Versailles Agricultural Education Classes with his presentation entitled “Corn, how did we get here and What do we Do Now”. Caden Buschur spoke about staging vegetative growth, determining vegetative and reproductive growth stages in corn, Growing Degree Days ( GDDs), calculating GDDs, estimating corn yields using the Yield Component Method and the importance of knowing estimated corn yields. Individual ears of corn were brought in for Versailles Ag Ed students to calculate the potential yield using the Yield Component Method. Caden’s presentation helped promote the Versailles FFA Corn Growing Contest. A special thank you to Caden Buschur for sharing his knowledge with the classes and to Jeff Wuebker for gathering the corn used in class.

The Versailles FFA hosted its fourth annual Corn Estimated Yield Challenge Contest throughout the chapter and 75 members participated in the contest. Each member was given a chance to bring in an ear of corn from their farm, a neighbor’s farm, or an employer’s farm and family relatives. Each member that participated received a prize for their participation. The students calculated the estimated yield of three different ears of corn by counting the number of kernels long x around x 1/1000 of the population divided by 90. The ears of corn were also double checked by Buckeye Ag Testing. The winner for the contest was Adam Brandt, second place was Lincoln Winner, third place was Roger Winner, fourth place was Patrick McGlinch and fifth place was Ben Pitsenbarger.

The top 5 winners received cash prizes and treats.

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