From the December 1949 issue of Extension Farm-News
Haywood Man Takes Lead in Corn
An official yield of $141.3 bushels per acre has put a Haywood County farmer
out in front in the race for the 1949 corn growing championship, according to
Dr. E.R. Collins. Unless a higher yield is reported within the next few weeks
Dwight Williams of Waynesville will become North Carolina’s new corn champion.
Runner-up in the statewide contest to date is a Wayne County 4-H Club boy,
Dale Gainey, whose measured acre yielded 139.3 bushels.
Dr. Collins said the contest is still open. Farmers who think they have
exceptional yields can still enter. The North Carolina Foundation Seed
Producers offer a $100 savings bond for the highest yielding fields in each of
three areas—mountains, piedmont and coastal plain. A second $100 bond will be
awarded the highest of the three as the state winner.