Brings back memories of harvest in the Panhandle. Mom and we girls cooked for the farm hands who mostly consisted of our boyfriends who hired out to Dad. We rode in the grain trucks with our boyfriends to the granary.
Combine harvesting corn in Fall. When the corn plant is dry enough, it is stripped of the ear of field corn by the combine head and then the ear is run through the combine where the kernels are knocked off the cob. The kernels are stored in a large bin on the combine called the hopper and the remaining trash is chopped up and spit out the rear of the machine. Soybeans are also a common crop grown in Iowa. Combining them requires a different head (the front part of the combine is detachable).