Calvin Bohnert Memorial Corn Picking Day


November 10, 2022

Isaac Koops, Downs, drove a John Deere M and pulled a one-row corn picker at the Calvin Bohnert Memorial Corn Picking Day held near Jewell on Saturday, Nov. 5. Koops got his love of old machinery from his grandfather, the late Calvin Bohnert. His brother and sister are riding in the corn wagon.

It is November and in Jewell County. That means Corn Picking Days!  The late Calvin Bohnert started the event six years ago. He and friends had talked about it for years but one day, Bohnert said, "I'm done talking about it. We're going to do it."  That was in 2016.

Each November since, the Bohnert farm west of Jewell has hosted Corn Picking Days. There would be corn to pick, machines to repair, memories to share – just good times with old machinery celebrating the "Good Old Days."

The 2022 event held on Saturday, was a one-day not the usual two-day affair.  But there was another d...

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