National Cornhusking Contest Keeps Traditions Alive

120 cornhuskers gather in Marshall, Mo., for the annual National Cornhusking Contest

John Van Liere
John Van Liere’s father wouldn’t let him compete in the 1938 National Cornhusking Contest. By the 1970s, however, this Colton, S.D., farmer was entering and winning competitions at the state and national level.