SAUK RAPIDS -- Fair-goers couldn't resist the taste of sweet corn as lines grew at the free corn feed station at the Benton County Fair.

The corn feed has been put on by the Benton-Sherburne Corn Growers Association for the last five years.

Board member Glenn Kaschmitter says the corn feed is a way to promote corn growers at the fair.

"The Benton County fair has always been a good local event. That's the way we promote the corn growers and the fair promotes agriculture and the good things we are doing," says Kaschmitter.

About 1,000 ears of corn were boiled, buttered, salted and severed to all that passed by. Kaschmitter says the event always brings a lot of smiles.

"It's an exciting time. There's a lot of people that want free sweet corn and it tastes good," says Kaschmitter.

The Benton-Sherburne Corn Growers Association is a member of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, one of the largest membership-based corn organizations in the country.

The Benton County Fair runs through Sunday.

(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)