This drought we're going through has many praying for rain...but despite the dry weather... One farmer's corn crop is thriving.
Strawberry season has come and gone, and now farmers are out in the fields, harvesting their sweet corn. Jerry Suter,, of Suter Produce,, says he and the kids have found this year's corn crop not only held up in the heat, but thrived in the sun.
5:45 in the morning as Jerry Suter and 25 of his young hired hands get ready for a day of picking. Hiring local high school and college students to help take care of his fields, Jerry say without the kids, none of it would be possible.
Grateful for the opportunity to have a summer job, Nicole Lang has been helping out on the Suter farm for the past three years. A recent graduate from Bluffton University, Nicole is happy to be working for Jerry, as it allows her to make some extra money as she gets ready to face life after college.
All of the hired hands take part in the early morning pickings, whether they walk the rows and pull ears of corn, or spend the day up on the trailer bagging the corn up for sale. Talking with the workers, it's not about the money, its about the people, just ask Cory Huber who has worked in the fields for the past 6 years.
Jerry's strawberry crop was picked early this year due to the weather, and this year's corn is no different. With dozens of bags of sweet corn picked every morning, be sure to look for it at Suter's stands found in Lima, Ottawa, and other various locations. Once all of the corn has been picked Suter farms gets ready for melon sales in August ... And its cider press, hay rides, and pumpkins in the months of September and October.