A History of Corn: Hand-held Corn Planters and Checkrows

In this second part of his three-part series about the history of corn farming in the U.S., Sam Moore examines the slow evolution of hand-operated corn planters and the importance or row markers.

Image from The Growth of Industrial Art, published in 1892 by Benjamin Butterworth, U.S. commissioner of patents, and reprinted in 1976 by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers