(MCGA President Brian Thalmann introduced the Minnesota Corn Fairstalk on opening day of the State Fair.)
Debuting this year at the Minnesota State Fair, the Minnesota Corn Fairstalk celebrates Minnesota agriculture and the vital role it plays in the growth of our state. The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) and Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) proudly partnered with the State Fair to bring the Fairstalk to attendees as part of a larger renovation of the fairgrounds’ North End.
Greeting guests as they meander through the renovated area, the 24-foot-tall Fairstalk features giant LED screens displaying fun facts about corn and farming, as well as news from the fair. The eye-catching structure will also feature video of Minnesota’s corn farmers as they work to become the most sustainable and environmentally friendly corn farmers in the nation. An interactive feature, the Fairstalk showcases social media posts from fair attendees who use #mnstatefair.
MCGA President Brian Thalmann and MCR&PC Chairman Scott Winslow represented the state’s corn sector at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, held on the first day of the fair. Thalmann had the opportunity to take part in event, attended by media and early bird fairgoers, by helping introduce the Minnesota Corn Fairstalk.
The one-of-a-kind art installation will be a popular photo opportunity for visitors in the years ahead.
For both MCGA and MCR&PC, supporting the Minnesota Corn Fairstalk is an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of corn farming in Minnesota with the more than 2 million people who attend the State Fair annually.