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King Corn has dominated agriculture in the Western Hemisphere since the times of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca in Central and South America; as well as the Anasazi, Hopi and Pueblo in Southwestern U.S. Corn, also known as maize, continues to play a pivotal role in the agricultural economy of the U.S. and much of the rest of the world.

The Purpose of

Corn god from TeotehuacanThe objective of the Web site is to offer a Web-based encyclopedia of knowledge about the production, marketing and usage of corn in North America. includes the latest technology and information from major agricultural universities, governmental agencies, corn grower organizations and agricultural industries across Canada and the United States. If we're doing our job correctly, should become your one-stop shop for all of your corn questions.

The Web site does not physically host all of the information. takes advantage of the Web's interconnectivity by cataloging as many links as possible that reference various aspects of corn production throughout Canada and the United States.

Why Not Just Use a WWW Search Engine?

Sure, you could use one of many search engines that exist in Cyberspace that can search through literally every site known to humankind for Web resources that refer to King Corn. But if you've tried most of them, you know you still end up with a lengthy list of Web sites that forces you to continue "surfing" to find meaningful information. The reason for this is that most search engines will retrieve any URL that simply mentions the word "corn" somewhere in its text.

The sites you will find within the "chapters" of the Guidebook contain meaningful information about King Corn, not just "corn" words. Sites are selected for inclusion in the old-fashioned way: by corn experts (humans), not by search engines or web-bots.

Maintenance of

Maintenance and general housekeeping of is performed by Indiana's State Extension Corn Specialist and Professor of Agronomy at Purdue University: Dr. R. L. (Bob) Nielsen. Questions, comments, complaints and suggestions may be directed his way via Email at

PLEASE NOTE: The Web site exists as an entity only in "cyberspace". There is no single printed version that contains ALL of the information represented by the links found within . You can, however, print most of the individual documents directly from your Web browser or contact the authors to request individual printed copies of the documents.