Minnesota Wonders

Olivia’s Giant Ear of Corn

This week we travel to southwestern Minnesota and visit the town of Olivia. The heart of agriculture country, Olivia pays tribute to one of Minnesota’s most cultivated crops: corn. In 1973, Olivia became known as the “Corn Capital of the Midwest.” To promote the idea, they constructed this monument to corn, which measures 25 feet tall and is made out of fiberglass.  Nine different seed research companies in the area employ many local people and create new varieties of corn. […]

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