Our story began in 1999 when Loretta Duncan decided to design a corn maze for fun – she used numbered graph paper and a pencil to draw the very first corn maze and then instructed 15 friends and family members to stand throughout the corn maze with little orange flags so she knew where to cut the paths. Designing the maze has progressed since then, Loretta now uses a GPS system where she uploads her designs and then can completely cut the design on her own, using simply a computer and her lawn mower. Loretta is always happy to talk about how she makes the corn maze, so feel free to ask her questions when you visit us at the maze this year!
Loretta’s husband, DJ Duncan, loves to hike, bike, and travel the world – during his adventures, he discovered a website called “HipCamp.” Throughout the past two years, DJ has been hosting campers on the farm through the use of HipCamp. HipCamp is similar to Airbnb for campers, and people have had the opportunity to explore the farm and enjoy the country throughout the corn maze’s off season. As a family, our goal is to share the farm experience and provide education on dairy farming to as many people as possible. In appreciation of our opportunity to share our lives with others through HipCamp, that is the design we have chosen to use for the corn maze this year.