After this demonstration we drove down to another field where Sean has two and a half acres of Sirvinta winter wheat specifically for seed. He and his family have rogued out all the rye plants to create a clean seed crop. Sean used his early ’50s combine to show us how it’s done.

Sean has a total of nine acres of Sirvinta wheat and 76 acres of other grains. Sean also has an acre of the Byron flint corn that the MGA has been working on growing out.

It’s always a blast to visit Rusted Rooster and talk to Sean, Sandra, and the kids. There were about a dozen of us there for his Open Farm Day.

Above, a picture of Byron flint corn growing in Aroostook County.