Members of the Grinnell Lions Club, shown in back, presented the 2022 Agribusiness Award to Rich and Connie Humphrey, long-time former owners of Humphrey Sweet Corn of Gilman. The business operated and sold sweet corn in Grinnell for 23 years with the Humphrey’s retiring in January of this year.
By J.O. Parker
Even though this business is no longer running, the Grinnell Lions Club felt it important to recognize and present Humphrey Sweet Corn of Gilman with the Agribusiness Award.
The award was presented to Rich and Connie Humphrey, long-time owners of the sweet corn business, at the Ag Day Celebration in Grinnell on Thursday, Aug. 25. It was presented to the couple for their past contributions to the community and business success.
“We started selling sweet corn to help our young son earn money for college,” noted Rich. “The business thrived beyond our expectations thanks to all of our wonderful customers. We continued selling for 23 years and retired this January.”
The couple raised 25 acres of sweet corn each year and operated a stand at the southeast corner of 5thand West Avenue from mid-July through Labor Day.
“We are both very honored to be considered for this recognition,” added Rich.