Nine-year-old Anna Lyons bent down as she grabbed the top of the ear of corn and began to pull.
"You have to take the ear, hold it tight and snap it downward," Don Siffering explained.
After Anna pulled the ear off the stalk and began to pull away the husk, Siffering took a look.
"That looks like a good ear of corn," he said.
Siffering, a master gardener and horticulturist with the University of Nebraska Extension Office in Hastings, gave third and fourth grade students from the Lincoln Elementary summer school program the chance to get their feet wet and hands dirty in a garden Tuesday.