Find the Iowa Corn Farmer at RAGBRAI

Chuck Zimmerman

Iowa Corn Find a FarmerIf I wasn’t getting on the agriblogging highway next week I’d like to be on RAGBRAI. Not going to happen this year. But we can enjoy the social media content that I’m sure will be coming.

Iowa Corn has a unique promotion going on that’s tied in with the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa called Find the Farmer.

This year, the theme for RAGBRAI 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

This cutout image is of Casey Schleusner and his family. He’s a farmer in North Central Iowa and has been farming with his Dad and older brother for five years. His favorite part is being close to family and taking on the challenges together.

Ag Group, Corn, Video