Project Description

In getting to know Lloyd Mallie he talked of his past years in farming, and how he really wanted to see the field’s harvested this fall. We set out to make this dream a reality!

Amanda Manternach of Monticello worked with her husband Rod and their neighbor Norm Zimmerman to organize day at their farm! Lloyd dreamed of a hot dog with relish and fresh berries – we started our day with a picnic that had just that in the gorgeous “Z-Barn” owned by Norm and his family. Norm took Lloyd, his friend Bill and our staff out into the field on his ATV. The farmers tested the dryness of the corn by biting into it, to see if it was ready to harvest. Lloyd was able to predict the “dryness number” almost as well as the computers that test it today!