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Distinguishing grains [UPDATED]

Published 11:21am Thursday, February 7, 2013 Updated 11:21am Thursday, February 7, 2013

Those who walked around at the 40th annual West Otter Tail Crop and Forage Show Wednesday saw business booths, grain and forage exhibits, and educational programs.

One other thing may have stolen a few glances: An electronic airplane.

Joe Honrud, owner of Custom Windows, strolled the halls of the Bigwood Event Center with a large controller in his hand. The small, red airplane he was flying wasn’t all for show. He attached a streamer to serve as the plane’s tail with the words “Custom Windows” written on it.

“Just for advertising and because I get real bored,” Honrud said. “Just something different.”

Honrud has had an exhibit table at the crop show for a few years now, and each year he shows up with something different. Also a pilot, Honrud has a love for planes.

His wife, Debbie, was stationed at the Custom Windows booth Wednesday morning, along with the dozens of other business and commercial booths.

“She talks to people, and I go draw attention,” Honrud said.

Honrud roamed around with his plane, getting comments for other crop show attendees.

“Nonstop,” Honrud said. “They don’t expect to see an airplane flying around when they come out here.”

He’s planning to bring a robot to the show next year because, “you have to do something fun,” Honrud said.

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