Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Corny Guy's Palace

There is corn growing in the AdFarm field and lots of corn growing all over the countryside.
What shall we do with all that corn?
In Mitchell, South Dakota, they take some of their corn each year, 100 acres or so, and build The World's Only Corn Palace.
The folks in Mitchell built the First Corn Palace in 1892.

They have been improving the design and function ever since.
Several different colors of corn cobs are split in half and fastened in place to create the murals.
There is an auditorium/gymnasium inside where girls were having a dance lesson on the day that Farmer Fred visited the World's Only Corn Palace.  
Click Here to if you would like to visit The World's Only Corn Palace.
There are many murals and the detail is amazing. Farmer Fred enjoyed seeing the display and left impressed with The World's Only Corn Palace.
As he was leaving the Palace, Farmer Fred struck up a conversation Corny Guy, who was happy to pose for a photograph. Corny Guy was very interested in Farmer Fred's close association with AdFarm and especially interested in their Corn field. Corny Guy has a plan:
"Why don't you build another Corn Palace with some of your extra corn? I would be happy to move to Fargo, Kansas City, Guelph, or Calgary. What's that? No corn in Calgary? Okay, big problem. We need to build in a place where there's corn and tourists. The World's Only Corn Palace gets a little lonely. Maybe we could take this show on the road. Don't leave me! There is plenty of room for you to sit down and visit. No lines, no traffic... Okay, Okay, you have to go, but think about this:" 
 "Let's build Another Corn Palace with some of AdFarm's Corn!"
Final thought from Farmer Fred:  "Now that would be a Marketing Challenge!"

1 comment:

  1. We saw the Corn Palace in Mitchell on a trip from Wisconsin out to Custer State Park. But the really vivid memory of Mitchell was the ugly blue-green swirling sky and the night of tornados. With daughter safely(?) in a crib in the hotel closet, we watched the news all evening as the storms swept through. It wasn't pretty. But it was memorable.