Last Thursday I along with other Kansas Women Bloggers were invited to the Baldwin Farms for a fun farm tour.here) did an awesome job explaining the different aspects of their farm. They maintain a small herd of Limousine and Angus beef cattle as well as produce wheat, corn, soybeans and grain sorghum.
Some types are even being used for human consumption.
Kim showed us this fungus that can grow on the top of an ear of corn. It is called corn smut and it was not very pretty looking as you can see. Fun fact I learned is that in Mexico it is considered a food delicacy. It is eaten usually as a filling in quesadillas and in other tortilla based foods. I think I will stick to an actual ear of corn. Ha!
One of the other bloggers brought their adorable daughter with her. She jumped right in to helping her mom check out the corn in the field.
It was great to meet other amazing women from all over the state.