Husker Sand

The crisp autumn air rustles the stalks of Iowa corn. Harvest time has come. Leroy Sand, an 85-year-old lifelong farmer, is competing in the “Golden Agers” division of the 2014 National Cornhusking Championship, a nearly century old Heartland tradition. In the 1930s, Time magazine called husking ‘…the fastest growing sport in the world’ and the national contest drew 125,000 spectators. Today’s event draws in the hundreds, but the sport is having a relative renaissance. Sand and his contemporaries, the last generation of farmers that grew up harvesting corn by hand, contend for the title of champion husker.


World Premiere*** October 8th – Film Streams Filmmakers Showcase, Omaha, NE
October 19 – FilmScene, Iowa City, IA
October 21 – Des Moines Social Club
November 6 – World Theater, Kearney, NE
November 6 – Big Water Film Festival, Ashland, WI
April 21 – Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival

Television Broadcast Premiere –
February 19, 2017 – IPTV (PBS – Iowa)

Project Details

Date : 2015
Project : Documentary

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