Chester Troyer, Corn King

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Chester Troyer, Corn King - cent of contour o f at in Nation's Corn King...
cent of contour o f at in Nation's Corn King Relies On Hybrid Corn io Capture The Crowii Again This By NATHAN OATIS '/P Feature Service · ''LA-FONTAINE, Ind.--Chester E.-' Troyer, world's corn King, : :is going to try to do what no farmer farmer ever has done--win the crown a fifth time, 'A short, sharp-faced man' in ."blue overalls, in his yellow farmhouse farmhouse on the Mississinewa river near here talked about plans for plowing. "I'm interested in winning one or two more championships,"-he said, '"and Til probably follow along, the same lines as before-' That .meant the triple-threat combination that won him his latest title at the international hay-andgrain show in. Chicago.' in December--good land, old-fashioned old-fashioned farming methods and a twentieth-century product. . The land is rich, chocolate- brown river bottom, where Troyer Troyer and- his father before him have grown corn since 1894 and where the Miami Indians grew it for centuries 'before th'en, · · . The methods are those that. In 30 years of farming Troyer has found best for raising prize-winning prize-winning ears--mainly hand work'. The product is one which Troy- er, pioneered in developing-hybrid seed corn. 'Good Field Ready* The man who would .be king must show the best-looking 10 ears of seed corn at the .international exhibition. Now 53, Troyer has entered 13 of the shows .and won in four--in 192,7 1932, and 1939. Only Peter J. Lux. of Shelbyville, Ind.,..also has won four times. ' 'Tve got a good field ready," the corn king went on, "and .picked o u t ' m y best 'Seed plant-"' -, ' . The field 'is 26 - acres along river where Troyer .twice has grown tiie world's best^corn. .year it was iji sweet clover, Al,most every other spring, the river spreads on a Ia5'er of topsoil from upstream. Troyer had hardly got home from last December's show before before he'began choosing, seed 'his 1940 entry. As he and his hands shelled out three and a half bushels^-the cresm of the crop. To be sure' nothing happens happens to them, he's keeping the bags in his own bedroom till planting time in May. He Uses A Tractor Troyer plows and plants with Corn King: King: Corn Their .Partner; The Rivor

Clipped from Moberly Monitor-Index03 May 1940, FriPage 3

Moberly Monitor-Index (Moberly, Missouri)03 May 1940, FriPage 3
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