Our 1940s Planter & Corn Maze

The history and evolution of corn production can easily be found right here in Iowa. Many of today’s pieces of farm equipment would be unrecognizable to a farmer planting corn in the 1940s. But the 1940s is “now” at Wills Family Orchard when it comes to planting corn for our 2-acre corn maze!

We use a 1940’s John Deere pull-string two-row planter. It probably looks similar to that tractor decked out with flower pots on the front lawn of any one of the “real” corn and bean farms in the state. Yes, the two-row corn planter is an antique for most folks, but it is still a valuable piece of equipment in planting the annual corn maze at Wills Family Orchard!

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