Seven Springs Farming operation also won second and third in the 2008 National Corn Grower Association National Corn Yield Contest with over 6000 entries. An awards banquet was held in Grapevine, Texas on Feb. 27 for all National and State winners with awards being given for their corn production.
Seven Springs Farms’ winning ways are helping literacy among children in the community. Owner Joe Nichols farms in partnership with his wife, KaDonna, brother Todd Nichols and Micheal Oliver and 16 dedicated employees. Joe says the farm dedicated corn from its winning acres to the local Rotary, funding scholarships and contributing to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Support from Seven Springs Farms and other local businesses allows the program to mail a new book each month to more than 93 percent of children in the local area from birth to four years old. Nichols says the farm made a five-year commitment to the program, which has proven track record of improving literacy and educational success. This contest is touching more than 700 kids in Cadiz. “That’s what we are most proud of,” Nichols said.
The contest award money was split among the dedicated employees of Seven Springs Farms.