Stalk Chopper

Charles Shuman>UIS Collection S>UIS Collection S, Segment 13

Stalk Chopper,

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Discussion of farming methods with horse power & amount of work involved. In the spring and late fall, farmers had to chop corn stalks by hand. Then they plowed, then harrowed. If it rained, they needed to disk and harrow again. That's why one man could not farm a lot of land.