Awards presented at corn club banquet

| January 29, 2013

WARSAW – Various awards were presented during the 47th annual Corn Club Banquet, held Monday evening, Jan. 28 at River View High School. Following a delicious meal of baked chicken, ham loaf, scalloped potatoes, green beans, corn, desserts, rolls and beverages that was prepared and served by Shirley Fry and her team, guests were invited to the school library for the program.

Bill Strandwitz of Marilyn’s Natural Foods was the guest speaker and spoke on how to be healthy in today’s stress filled world. Strandwitz keyed in on four things you need to do for your health: Take a good multi-vitamin, drink good water, with reverse osmosis being the recommended water, take a fish oil with quality Omega 3’s and eat more fiber, particularly fortified flax seed, adding that the average American is wholly deficient in fiber in their diet. His recommendation is 35 grams of fiber per day.

Following several questions, River View FFA Advisor Allyssa McMullen presented the awards. Trophies were provided by Coshocton Grain Company and the Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District. Farm Credit Services provided the plaques. RV FFA members distributed door prizes to several lucky winners.

Knox Porteus of Porteus Farms accepted the award for most bushels per acre in No Till with 202.96 per acre. In Hill land, machine check, Porteus Farms was first with 202.96, Ben Young second with 193.18 and Kyle Daugherty third with 177.06 bushels per acre.

In Bottom Land, hand check, Lowe Farms was first with 178.4 bushels per acre and Hunter Farms second with 110.3 bushels per acre.

In Machine Check, bottom land, Croft Farms was first with 245.96 bushels per acre, Lapp Farms second with 217.08, Lynn Mikesell next at 202.9, Kevin McVey at 187.49, Joe McVey harvested 185.23 bushels per acre, Foster Farms with 181.88, Martin Daugherty at 173.08, Andy Kinzel had 157.3 and Denny Tumblin had 136.73 bushels per acre.

Jim Rich gave the closing remarks and commented that last summer’s sporadic rain caused a large variance in the corn harvest across the county and even at the school farm.

Some quick corn facts, every year a U. S. farmer provides enough food and fiber for 129 people – 97 in the U. S. and 32 internationally. A pound of corn consists of approximately 1,300 kernels, an average ear of corn has about 800 kernels. One bushel of corn will sweeten more than 400 cans of Coca-Cola and corn is produced on every continent with the exception of Antarctica.

The River View Corn Club was the first one chartered in Coshocton County, at Warsaw in 1957 and is the only one remaining in the county.

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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