|Year of the Corn|
YEAR OF THE CORN
CORNEY? WE HOPE SO!
The Wilson County Fair is Celebrating
“YEAR OF THE CORN”
As our 2012 Agricultural Commodity
In the spring of 1778, CORN was the first recorded crop in Middle Tennessee planted by European settlers, (Thomas “Bigfoot” Spencer and John Holliday – “Long” hunters in this unsettled territory.)
Neal’s Paymaster CORN, a revolutionary discovery for farmers, was developed in 1898 by Wilson County farmer, W. H. Neal, of the Tuckers Cross Roads community. It provided the growth of two (2) ears of CORN on a stalk, rather than just one ear. It advanced CORN production to an all new level and improved farm income considerably. You can learn more about this Wilson County history at the Fair!
CORN is everywhere--especially at the Fair!!! Join us for roasted CORN, CORN dogs, popCORN, CORN contests, CORN exhibits and bushels of CORN fun as we all “PULL TOGETHER” at the 2012 Wilson County Fair.
For additional information on corn and some fun things click on the following links.