History of Corn
Corn is one of the oldest crops to grown in Minnesota.
All the way back to August 1820 there is record of Governor Lewis Cass and Henry Schoolcraft, a man studying Native American culture, witnessing a corn festival at Little Crow's village near Fort Snelling on the Mississippi.
1830-1860 lead to many advances in corn harvesting machinery.
In the 1920's the average price for corn was $.30 per bushel and this lead to $34.8 million for the state.