Kansas Corn Provides Educational Signs at Mazes Across the State

Every fall thousands of people visit corn mazes across Kansas. It’s a great way to connect with agriculture and nature. Corn mazes also provide an opportunity to learn more about corn and farming.  That’s why Kansas Corn has provided signs to corn mazes across the state to educate their customers about corn and agriculture.

“We saw an opportunity to educate Kansas’ youth and the public by providing signs to the individuals who have corn mazes available to the public,” says Sharon Thielen, educational curriculum manager for Kansas Corn. “This gives those individuals the opportunity to play a role in informing their guests on how corn is used and about their family who cares for the corn.”

Melanie Gieringer, of Gieringer’s Family Orchard and Berry Farm, enjoys educating consumers about where their food comes from. On their family’s farm, they offer a variety of hands-on learning opportunities including an interactive corn maze, a combine slide, a corn pit, and you-pick fruit picking. They even offer fresh pumpkin donuts and apple cider to visitors.

“Most the population in the United States is not directly involved in production agriculture,” Gieringer says. “It is important for consumers to know where their food comes from. At Gieringer’s Family Orchard & Berry Farm, we strive to make learning about the agriculture industry fun.”

Kansas Corn’s signs can be found at the following corn mazes:

  • Britt’s Garden Acres; 1000 S Scenic Drive, Manhattan, KS
  • Renyer’s Pumpking Farm; 1160 X6 Road, Wetmore, KS
  • Klausmeyer Dairy Farm Tours; 8135 South 119th Street W, Clearwater, KS
  • Hickory Creek Farms; 426 S. 30th Street, McCune, KS
  • Salt Creek Valley Farms; 32959 167th Street, Leavenworth, KS
  • KC Pumpkin Patch; 13875 S Gardner Road, Olathe, KS
  • Wood Farms; 1122 S 200th Street, Pittsburg, KS
  • Kansas Maze; 13209 E 82nd Avenue, Buhler, KS
  • Cox Farm; 6059 S Seneca, Wichita, KS
  • Blue Barn Farm; 9955 Huff Road, Westmoreland, KS
  • Liberty Corn Maze; 1995 S La Frenz Road, Liberty, MO
  • Applejack Pumpkin Patch; 10007 SW Indianola Road, Augusta, KS
  • Long Pumpkin Patch; 1700 Riviera Patch, Great Bend, KS
  • Kerby Pumpkin Patch; 15943 158th Street, Bonner Springs, KS
  • Pumpkin Paradise; 1855 Road 100, Sublette, KS
  • Buffalo Bill Cultural Center; 3083 US Highway 83, Oakley, KS
  • Gieringer’s Family Orchard & Berry Farm; 39675 W 183rd Street, Edgerton, KS

Corn maze farms requesting signs for the 2018 season should contact Sharon Thielen at sthielen@ksgrains.com.