DES MOINES, IA (08/12/2017) (readMedia)-- Ronald Zelle of Waverly, claimed first place in the Tall Corn competition with an entry measuring 15 feet, 3 inches. The competition was judged prior to the start of the 2017 Iowa State Fair.
Kaytie Bailey of Nashua claimed second place with an entry measuring 14 feet, 6 inches.
John Meyer of Waverly took third place with an entry measuring 11 feet, 2 inches.
The contest was part of "Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions" in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall. A first prize of $5 and ribbons were awarded to each class.
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. "Nothing Compares" to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.