|School Class Field Trips|
CORN HARVESTING PROGRAM: Station Activities
Corn Storage and Shelling: Visit our corn crib and learn how corn is dried for use as animal feed or corn meal. Then take ears for "shelling" and learn how to remove the grain from the cob. Each person will hand-shell an ear before a farmer demonstrates use of mechanical shellers powered by hand. Learn how farmers recycle corn cobs.
Feed and Corn Meal Making: Use corn shelled by your group to fill the hopper of a hand-powered grinder. Learn how to crack corn for animal feed, and how to use the grinder to make coarse, medium or fine ground corn. Next, try using a mortar and pestle to grind corn, and find out why our 100 year old corn sheller would be considered a very modern tool by many of the world's farmers.
Corn Bread Baking and Tasting: Visit
the farmhouse kitchen and help our staff make corn bread. While the
bread is baking, learn about different types of corn--field corn, sweet
corn, broom corn, Indian corn and popcorn. Watch a farmer make popcorn
the old fashioned way. Samples of corn bread and popcorn will be available