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Sixty 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 people can participate in.

1994 Minnesota National Cornhusking Contest
There are nine states that are members of the National Cornhusking Association, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, South Dakota and Nebraska.

2015 National Cornhusking Contest will be held in Indiana, October of 2015.

2014 NCHA Officers and contact information from 2014 Shucks newsletter.

Glutton for Punishment, Season 2, Episode 11, Corn Husking

Bob Staley Shucking on the Today Show Aug. 31 2011

When Farmers Were Heroes, The Era of National Corn Husking Contests, TV Schedule, Fri, August 20, 2010 8:30 PM (IPTV).

When Farmers Were Heroes, a documentary on the corn husking contests from the 1920ís to present.

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
2005 National Contest Results Marshall, Missouri in HTML format
2006 National Contest Results Columbus, Nebraska
2007 National Contest Results. Dell Rapids, South Dakota
2008 National Contest Results. Roseville, Illinois

Historian Reports

State Contest Information
Illinois Cornhusking Web Site  2014 Kansas State Contest 2014 Ohio State Contest
2014 Illinois State Contest 2014 Iowa State Contest 2014 South Dakota State Contest 
2014 Indiana State Contest 2014 Nebraska State Contest  2014 Minnesota State Contest
2015 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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