The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) again brought the corn-themed fun to Twin Cities’ classrooms this school year in a partnership with Twin Cities (TC) Road Crew. For the last three years, TC Road Crew has visited metro area elementary schools with Minnesota Corn mascot Maizey to share information about corn farming with a young, engaged audience who may not have a connection to the farm.
During the last school year, TC Road Crew brought their corn curriculum to 20 different metro elementary schools, performing in front of more than 5,000 students.
With support from MCGA, Maizey and the team at TC Road Crew perform a corn-themed assembly filled with dancing, prizes and all sorts of farm-related fun. Mixed in with the fun, the students and teachers learned about the importance of corn farming and agriculture. Facts were shared on the history of corn in Minnesota, and students learned about the many everyday items made from corn.
While the school year may be over, families will still be able to find TC Road Crew this summer. The group will be bringing their interactive performance to the Minnesota State Fair during A-Maize-Ing Corn Day at the Christensen Farms Stage from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 24. TC Road Crew will also be returning to the fairgrounds to share their corn knowledge during Pumpkin Nights, held on select nights in October. And finally, the team will be performing at the Minneapolis Aquatennial in the pre-fireworks Kid Zone on July 21, beginning at 6 p.m.