Joe and Kalynn Nichols have reason to smile standing in front of a mantle of awards for corn production. Joe won second prize in the nation for most corn produced per acre, while Kalynn and her sister Jillian (not pictured) won third.
Kentucky’s farms claim some of the best tobacco and horses in the world. Now Kentucky can claim one of the leading corn farms in the nation. The Nichols Family Farm, headquartered near Wallonia in Northern Trigg County, won second and third place from the National Corn Grower’s Association for highest crop yield-per-acre for 2006. The Nichols’ family won in the non-irrigated category.
Family patriarch Joe Nichols earned a second-place trophy with 277.7896 bushels-per-acre, while his daughters Kalynn and Jillian earned the third place with 272.9541.
An information booklet about the contest from the NCGA said that the contest drew 3,154 entries from 46 states in nine different categories. According to the NCGA, the national bushel per acre average is 149.1.For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.