Johnston, IA – Iowa is one of the top-producing corn states in the nation, growing more corn than many countries. This year, the theme for RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) features an ear of corn for the more than 10,000 bicyclists who will be riding across the state next week.
To join in the fun, Iowa Corn has added a scavenger hunt for RAGBRAI riders with “Find the Farmer” 8-foot cutouts along the 418-mile bike route. Six Iowa farmers are featured on 8-foot signs with facts about the corn industry. They are along the route near Milford, Emmetsburg, Waverly, Independence, Mason City and Forest City.
“We encourage riders to find the local farmer and get to know more about the Iowa corn industry,” said Janet Wilwerding, Communications Manager for the Iowa Corn Growers Association. “Being able to connect riders with our Iowa farmers will be important as they make their trip across Iowa.”
For more information about the farmers, watch their videos and enter to win an exclusive “ears and gears” t-shirt, visit iowacorn.org/RAGBRAI.