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
On September 15, 2018 Mitchel Burns hung up his hook. He had come to the end of his row.
He had picked a record load with no deductions for gleanings or husks.
He died from injuries sustained after stopping to help a farmer in trouble along a road.
He had earned six National titles during his cornhusking career.
In the Men's 21-49 class he won in 1992 and 1993.
In the Men's 50 and up class he won in 2008 and 2010.
In the Men's Open Class he won in 2006 and 2015.
He had written two books about cornhusking, The National, cornhusking history
from 1970 through 1999 and The Cornhusking Tradition, The National from 2000 through 2015.
2018 National Cornhusking Contest will be held near Flandreau South Dakota Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st.
2017 NCHA Officers and contact information from 2017 Shucks Newsletter.
This book is the information about the national cornhusking contests from 2000 to 2015
||2009 National Contest Results, Indiana
||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
State Contest Information
Other Contest Information
If you need more information E-mail Frank Hennenfent at: email@example.com