Before today’s combines and GPS technology – farmers harvested corn by hand. This Saturday, Bremen, Indiana will host the state Corn Husking Championship. Clay Geyer, vice-president of the Corn Husking Contest says the competition is open to all who enjoy old-fashion corn husking.
It is open to both men and women of all ages and classes range from 10 to 20 minutes. “You start down a row, whether you’re left-handed or right-handed, with a horse-drawn wagon,” he says. “You husk that row from the time the judge tells you to ‘go’ and you try to get as many husks off as possible. You’re going for speed to see how much corn you can get in that 20 minutes and get it as clean as you can.”
The competition takes place on the Geyer farm this Saturday from 9am to 1pm. The cost is $15 to participate.
Directions: From US 30, take US 31 north 9.5 miles to the 2nd yellow flasher north of US 6 by LaVille High School. Turn right (east) on Tyler/County Line
Road and travel east (1.1 miles) to the “T”. Turn left on Lilac Road and follow the signs.
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