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Eden's teenage Corn King wins second year in a row

Eden teenager Alan Henry again earned the distinction of growing the best corn of the year, making it his second consecutive Corn King victory in the Eden Corn Festival that wrapped up its 54th annual run Sunday night.

Henry, 16, is the youngest winner to plant, cultivate and harvest his own crop, organizers said. He received first-place for his bi-color corn and third place for his white variety. Agle's Farm won second place in the competition that featured two other farms.

Henry planted three acres of white and bi-color corn. He also grew another two acres of onions, peppers, eggplant and tomato.

Judges look at uniform length of ears with straight rows, no insects or damage to the kernels or ears, husks with deep, green color and overall freshness.

Last summer, Henry entered just two hours before judging took place as organizers sought more entries and became the youngest Corn King.



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