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By LuAnn Schindler

What's smart about SMART Corn


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Smart kernels • Bob Napier, of Ewing, stands between rows of two different corn hybrids, including Bayer's Smart Corn (right), in the FFA test plot. Napier, along with Summerland FFA members, broke ground in the field in April.

Corn in the Summerland FFA test plot was sky high by the Fourth of July. Some of the rows shot toward the sun, towering over other varieties.

The chapter's test plot program, in its second year, is in a new location. Landowner Bob Napier said the plot now sits on the west side of the school, near the football team's practice field.

"Signs will go up in August," Napier said.

FFA students, along with advisor Jacob Goldfuss, ventured to the area on April 24, meeting with representatives from Brevant, Channel, DeKalb, Golden Harvest, NC

Plus and Pioneer seed companies. Representatives discusse...

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