When Farmers Were Heroes: The Era of National Corn Husking Contests


From the late 1920s until the early 1940s, annual national corn husking contests drew over 100,000 spectators and were prominent on the national scene. The rise in popularity of corn husking contests and their role in buoying spirits during the Depression are unique in American history. Using film from the era, this video documentary portrays the rich farm heritage of corn husking contests.