Over seventy seven years ago there were 80 minute contests to determine who was the best person at picking corn by hand. Today the National Cornhusking Association sponsors a contest the third weekend in October to determine who is the best . There are ten classes that are from 10 to 30 minutes long that people can participate in. There are nine states that are members of the National Cornhusking Association, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Paulette Miller picking at the 2012 National held near Central City Nebraska.

2019 National Cornhusking Contest will be held near Gothenburg, Nebraska October 19th and 20th.

Mitchel Burns 2nd book avalible, The Cornhusking Tradition
This book is the information about the national cornhusking contests from 2000 to 2015

Womens Open Contestant Nancy Miller Picks Most Clean Pounds per Minute in 2015

When Farmers Were Heroes, a documentary on the corn husking contests from 1924 to the present.

2018 Flandreau South Dakota National Results

National Championship 2009 National Contest Results, Indiana
National Rules 2010 National Contest Results, Oakley, Kansas
2000 National Contest Results Kimballton, Iowa 2011 National Contest Results, Marshall Missouri
2001 National Contest Results Gifillan, Minnesota 2012 National Contest Results, Central City, NE
2002 National Contest Results Hunington, Indiana 2013 National Contest Results, Greenville, Ohio
2003 National Contest Results Upper Sandusky, Ohio 2014 National Contest Results, Amana, Iowa
2004 National Contest Results Oakley, Kansas 2015 National Contest Results, West Lafayette, Indiana
2005 National Contest Results Marshall, Missouri in HTML format 2016 National Contest Results, Goodhue, Minnesota
2006 National Contest Results Columbus, Nebraska 2017 Marshall, Missouri National Results
2007 National Contest Results. Dell Rapids, South Dakota
2008 National Contest Results. Roseville, Illinois

Husks Deduction Chart from Mitchel Burns 1st Book

Historian Reports

State Contest Information
Illinois Cornhusking Web Site  2018 Kansas State Contest 2018 Ohio State Contest
2018 Illinois State Contest 2018 Iowa State Contest 2018 South Dakota State Contest
2018 Indiana State Contest 2018 Nebraska State Contest 2018 Minnesota State Contest
2018 Missouri State Contest    

Other Contest Information

2013 Atchison Fund Raising Corn Shucking Contest 2005 Illinois Cornhusking, Ten ears of corn for Ethanol

Cornhusking Information

Corn Items Collectors Association, Inc
Books about the cornhusking contests.
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