Cornhusking Contests Keep History Alive

National Cornhuskers Assn. hosts cornhusking contests throughout the Midwest each fall

Robert Moore, competing in the men’s 75-and-up class. The oldest and youngest competitors pick for 10 minutes; all others (including those in the open class) pick for 20 minutes. Missed ears, retrieved by the gleaner (at back), count against the husker’s total.
Robert Moore, competing in the men’s 75-and-up class. The oldest and youngest competitors pick for 10 minutes; all others (including those in the open class) pick for 20 minutes. Missed ears, retrieved by the gleaner (at back), count against the husker’s total.
Photo by Terri McManus