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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
2008 Missouri State Corn Husking Competition

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Jarod Pullen prepares to fling an ear of corn during his first attempt at competitive corn husking. He showed real competitive spirit, too, shouting, "I'm beating Daniel!" (his cousin) as he went down the row. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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Jarod Pullen gets some instruction from his mother, Jonna Riley, just prior to his first corn husking run. Riley, of Maysville, is a veteran husker who has competed every year for two decades, she said. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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(Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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Some ears come free easier than others. This one was tough to dislodge, but Jarod Pullen won in the end. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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Ron Widbin, Columbia TV announcer, gets some video of Jarod Pullen husking. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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Glen Riley helps unload Jarod Pullen's load of corn after the youngster's first corn husking run. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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