Win Fresno State Sweet Corn

FRESNO, Calif.

The popular corn, sold at the school's farm market, is a hit when it goes on sale every summer.

And for the past few years, they've sold more than 400,000 ears of corn.

Now, fans of the crop have a chance to win free corn as part of a contest.

Participants just need to guess the date the corn will be picked, delivered and sold.

Officials are offering a big clue to help: the first corn of the season is expected to be picked between June 1 and June 15.

Guesses need to be emailed to the school.

Participants must send an email to Ganesan Srinivasan, director of the University Agricultural Laboratory, at by Friday, May 27, with the subject line: Arrival of first corn: _____.

After the first corn is at the Gibson Farm Market, winners will receive a $2 coupon via email, good through Aug. 31 for six ears of corn. They must print out the coupon and original email to get their free corn.


To help narrow down the date selection, the following clues have been released:

The first corn of the season is expected to be picked June 1-15 and was planted on January 29.

The first white corn was planted on the southwest corner of Willow and Barstow avenues, while the first yellow corn was planted north of Barstow east of the Ornamental Horticulture Nursery.

Fresno State's first corn was picked June 13, 2006; May 28, 2007; May 29, 2008; June 1, 2009; and June 12, 2010.

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