Kentucky was my first encounter with corn.

Wait, let me clarify. With corn fields, specifically.

And to call them a “field” really is an understatement. They’re more like corn…territories. Corn, corn, corn, grocery store, corn, corn, corn.

And even with all the tales of woe wrought by Monsanto, these corn fields were magnificent. The details of the plants; the strength of the stalks; the sheer reality of volume.

Kentucky corn fields

If not Corn, then Tobacco

Turns out tobacco is quite the pretty plant.

Can’t (easily) find any data about its economic impact on the state, but Wikipedia did have these interesting facts to share. “Today Kentucky ranks 5th nationally in goat farming, 8th in beef cattle production,and 14th in corn production.”

Kentucky tobacco field

Everything has a Price

A city girl, I post things to Craig’s List when there’s something to sell. A road-side sign also does the trick.

What’s the funniest/oddest thing you’ve seen for sale?

For sale in Kentucky

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Your Comments One of the many reasons that those corn fields look so good is because of Monsanto. They have done an amazing job of growth work and chemicals to promote better harvests and less work in growing corn.

05.31.12

I love the corn fields and signs for sale. I think the Jesus signs are particularly funny. Hope your enjoying it!

05.31.12

Love the signs 4 sale. Let us know if you see any interesting church signs too 🙂

L.O.V.E. church signs! Glory be!

05.31.12

As an Iowa girl — born in Cedar Rapids and spent my first fifteen years there — I was taught that Iowa is the corn capital of the world. So if you’re wowed by Kentucky corn…just wait til you get to Iowa

I can’t wait to get to Iowa! I seriously didn’t know there would be corn anywhere else!

05.31.12

Another Iowa girl who also appreciates how beautiful these fields are, although not so much at 6:30 a.m. when it’s time to move up and down the rows detasseling. The leaves are wet with dew and sharp and the plants are as high as your head … and the day is long. But that was so long ago I’ve almost forgotten 🙂

Nancy, I had no idea this was part of your work history! WHY isn’t this on your resume? So relevant to finding the nuggets of marketing truths…

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