The Fairfax Kiwanis Club recently recognized the winners of the annual FFA Corn Yield Contest. Pictured above (left to right) are FFA Advisor Jeremy Palmer, Gena Mitchell, Wyatt Burke, Zach Garrison, and Jack Kruse, president of Fairfax Kiwanis.

The Fairfax Kiwanis Club presented awards for their annual Corn Yield Contest to members of the Fairfax FFA January 8, 2019, at Community Hospital-Fairfax.

Only three members participated this year with awards going to: 1st place – Wyatt Burke with 255.30 bushels per acre; 2nd place, Gena Mitchell with 253.35 bushels per acre; and 3rd place to Zach Garrison with 222 bushels per acre. The students presented their ratios of chemicals, along with additional information on their particular project. Jack Kruse, Kiwanis President, presented each student with an engraved picture plaque. FFA Advisor, Jeremy Palmer, also received a plaque which he will hang in the Ag room at Fairfax R-3 School.

“This contest has been an ongoing project of Kiwanis since 1947,” explained Bob Alldredge, project chairman. “Many present at the awards ceremony the past several years have actually been past awardees of this program, and have gone on to be farmers or positioned in an agricultural program. It’s a worthwhile program in our rural agricultural community,” concluded Alldredge.

Along with Kiwanis members present for the awards at their regular luncheon meeting were family members of the awardees: Chris Burke, Roger Southard, Doug, Angela and Alyssa Garrison, and FFA Advisor, Jeremy Palmer.