University of Maryland Extension

Talbot Corn Club and Agronomy Program

The Talbot Agronomy Program has been active for over 60 consecutive years. This makes the Talbot Corn Club the oldest in the nation.

Each year, local farmers enter the contest. Entries are tabulated and the awards are given out at the annual banquet. Our annual program includes a keynote speaker, a crop report, and a weather summary. Sponsors are also recognized at this event.

Categories include:

  • Adult Corn
  • Youth Corn
  • Irrigated Corn
  • Full Season Beans
  • Double Crop Beans

Talbot County Corn Club Champions

Year

Name

Yield

1952

Issac Nave

125.9

1953

Paul E. Garrett

125.2

1954

Paul Asche

116.8

1955

Leslie Dulin

130.2

1956

Charles R. Lyons, Sr.

166.6

1957

William L. Dudley

131.7

1958

Jay B. Cober

145.5

1959

Paul L. Shortall, Sr.

126.3

1960

Irvin Knauer, Jr.

146.9

1961

Henry M. Shortall, Jr.

162.0

1962

Ira Shortall

168.0

1963

Thomas Yeatman

194.6

1964

Mrs. W. Alton Jones

205.0

1965

Edward H. Boyd

207.6

1966

William L. Dudley

198.7

1967

Edward H. Boyd & J. Howard Meredith

196.0

1968

Edward H. Boyd & J. Howard Meredith

166.7

1969

H. T. Slaughter

173.7

1970

William L. Dudley

175.9

1971

William N. Beaven

182.8

1972

Morris D. Thomas

184.1

1973

S. Taylor Spies, Sr.

187.7

1974

J. Carroll Shortall

182.9

1975

Paul L. Shortall, Sr.

171.2

1976

William H. Meyers

165.5

1977

William H. Meyers

164.7

1978

Edward H. Boyd & J. Howard Meredith

165.6

1979

Alan W. Baynard

181.2

1980

Henry A. Spies, III

154.4

1981

Alan W. Baynard

182.1

1982

Clinton Kelley

186.6

1983

Kevin Kelley

169.0

1984

John Swaine, Jr.

197.8

1985

Tim Bishop

193.8

1986

G. T. Swann & Sons

179.3

1987

Paul L. Shortall, Jr.

                   158.9

1988

Bernard Saathoff

148.9

1989

Thomas Eason

185.0

1990

William A. Moore, Jr.

188.3

1991

R. & R. Swann

189.1

1992

Gus Schlag

183.7

1993

Glen Gannon

166.1

1994

Plimhimmon Farms, Inc.

199.4

1995

Tim Bishop

168.2

1996

William A. Moore, Jr.

217.4

1997

John Swaine, III

149.8

1998

Ted Slaughter

186.2

1999

G. T. Swann and Sons

199.2

2000

William A. Moore, Jr.

231.8

2001

John Swaine, III

223.3

2002

John Swaine, III

115.28

2003

Elaine Altvater

202.94

2004

Michael Anders

225.47

2005

John Swaine, III

219.49

2006

Wesley Brown

240.84

2007

Elaine Altvater

168.58

2008

Raymond T. Harrison, Jr.

203.63

2009

Elaine Altvater

249.45

2010

Raymond T. Harrison, Jr.

194.73

2011

Donald Foster

177.32

2012

Jay Shortall

171.43

2013

John Williams, Jr.

246.10

2014

Jay Shortall

248.99

2015

Elaine Altvater

258.21

2016

Jay Shortall 

242.64

 

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