This aerial photo of CW’s Corn Maze near Cass gives a clear view of the pattern created by owners Charles and Michelle Wilfong. From above, the barn with silo and round hay bale may look easy to navigate, but the maze is sure to be a fun challenge for visitors of all ages. Photo courtesy of CW’s Corn Maze

Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer
 
Discouraged by her students saying they always felt they had to leave the county to have fun on weekends, Pocahontas County High School librarian Michelle Wilfong decided to combine her love of agriculture and the beauty of autumn to create a destination for all ages to enjoy.

With the help of her husband, Charles, Wilfong came up with the idea of a corn maze and other agriculture related activities to offer this fall.

“I just felt that if we could have something here in the community, maybe [my students] wouldn’t have to travel as far,” she said. “I also strongly believe in Agri-tourism, and I want more people to learn about agriculture. I want to open up our farm to other people.”

Wilfong searched online for corn maze designs and found an example that, when seen from above, creates the outline of a barn, silo and round hay bale. With…

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