Antique corn picking

Nathan Wright is sponsoring a corn picking day featuring antique equipment, like what this farmer is using at last year’s event.

Hiawatha High School’s Nathan Wright is hosting a corn picking event co-sponsored by the Brown County Historical Society/Ag Museum for part of his FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience Project.

The event “Do it 1950’s Style” will be held at a family member’s farm this year, due to restrictions from COVID-19, and will be on Saturday, Oct. 31. This is the HHS senior’s second year for the project.

Last year, around 50 people came to take part in the event — watching the old machinery in action. Visitors witnessed antique equipment like an Allis Chalmers WD-45, a Case corn chopper/picker, and a Massey Harris self-propelled picker, among others, harvest and haul the corn. The Ag Museum’s trolley was even towed next to the field so onlookers could get a close view of the equipment in action.

The corn picking day will start at 11 a.m. at the family farm of Nathan’s grandparents — 2095 Kestrel Rd., 2.4 miles south of the Walmart turn. Bring a picker, box wagon with hoist and vintage tractors. Call the Brown County Historical Society at 742-3330 or by email at bchsdirect@gmail.com for more information. Social distancing and masks are requested.

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