Farmers are starting to prepare for the upcoming harvest season. But the season for one delicious crop is coming to a close. And one man, who is known around the country to husker fans as “Skunk man”, knows the season all too well.
Paul Atwood spends his summer afternoons selling sweet corn in the Albion Runza parking lot.
“I used to just grow it for myself,” Atwood said. “And then I grew it for family, and then it went to friends, and then everyone was saying wow this corn is so good, and I said if everyone wants it then lets just have more fun with it and let just put up a road stand.”
And that road stand sells out almost every day. Paul has even shipped it all over the country and even uses social media to connect with those who buy his golden sweet corn. But now he only ships to close family and friends.
“There is just too much time and labor to put it into boxes and to ship it out on UPS, but yes, there is very many husker fans who are not very happy with the skunkman right now.” Atwood said.
Paul plants two acres of sweet corn every year and attributes the success of his sweet corn, to irrigation.
“The taste is what sells it,” explained Atwood. “I mean, its not me by no means, it’s the quality of my corn.”
Although Atwood is not selling sweet corn at the road stand anymore this year, he still has some at him farm. He can be reached at402-741-0200.