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Garfield Farm Museum Presents CORN 101

    On Sunday, September 28 at 2 P.M., museum volunteer, Chuck Bauer, will give a lecture on the history of corn. There will be discussion of the type used in the 1840s and how farmers manipulated corn to create the variety we have today.
    In the early nineteenth century, was a staple of people’s diets, as well as their livestock. Not only were the corn kernels edible, other parts of the stalk, husk, and the cob, all had several uses, as well.      
    Mr. Bauer was a polymer scientist/engineer at Amoco Chemicals for 31 years. With the modern day application of corn in so many products as well as a gasoline substitute, Bauer's perspective is quite broad.  Growing up in north central Ohio, Mr. Bauer always had an interest in farming and animals. Chuck took a special interest in corn while demonstrating the Garfield’s corn sheller at one of the museum’s Harvest Days events. He has grown several varieties of corn, including pod corn. 
     There is a $5 donation for the talk and refreshments. For more information call the museum at (630) 584-8485, or email at Garfield Farm Museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, IL, off of ILL Rt. 38 on Garfield Road. The 370-acre site is a historically intact former 1840s farm and teamster inn being restored as an 1840s working farm museum by volunteers and donors from around the country.

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