In its special fall issue of 1992, Time magazine declared the hybridization of corn to be one of mankind’s greatest achievements of the last one thousand years.
This site is here to share with you the rich history of hybrid corn, the pioneers who were instrumental it its development, cloth seed bags and other agricultural equipment and memorabilia in Shelby County Iowa, the Cloth Seed Bag Capital of Iowa. For an indepth understanding order my Book!
In January 2003, upon completion of a winter restoration project of a 1935 Oliver two-row, wire-check corn planter, I stumbled upon several old cloth, seed-corn sacks that my grandfather, Joe Kenkel, and my father, George Kenkel, had accumulated in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Three of these sacks were from Shelby County companies. This intrigued me since Shelby County has been my home for my entire life. Upon further investigation, I never imagined there would be eighteen corn companies and thirty-four different sacks from Shelby County.More ...
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