Corn has been planted on more acres each year in Washington County, as farmers plant less Milo. This is a field just east of Hanover.
Cornfield in the Little Blue River bottoms east of Washington
A large hill south of Barnes with a cornfield in the foreground
Winter Wheat is planted in late September and October and is harvested in June and July the following year. This is a field of newly seeded wheat near Hanover.
Wheat growing on a hillside
Soybean field in the foreground and the ruins of a country school in the background between Hanover and Washington
Harvesting Soybeans on my farm along Peats Creek west of Linn
A field of Sunflowers awaits harvest on my neighbor's farm near Linn
Closeup of a Sunflower seed head
Milo (Grain Sorghum) is widely grown in Kansas, in fact the state is number one in Milo production. It's primarily used as livestock feed. The next photos show fields of ripening Milo.
Milo field north of Hanover
Closeup of Milo
A field of Milo northeast of Washington
Harvesting Milo near Linn
My Brother-in-law harvesting Milo in northern Clay County on Veteran's Day
Many farmers have semis to haul grain from the field to the elevator
The grain elevator in Greenleaf
A pile of Milo at the Farmers Coop in Hanover