Speaking on Business: The Maize
With his business, The Maize, Brett Herbst is helping farmers around the world design and cut out corn mazes.
This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
If you love a good corn maze, you can thank Brett Herbst and his company, The Maize, who pioneered this industry in the west. Brett saw his first corn maze back east in 1994 and was so inspired, he thought why not bring it here? Two years later he created his first maze in Utah, and today he works with nearly 300 farmers across the United States, Canada and Europe designing corn mazes.
The team of 10 employees at The Maize will consult with farmers on what they want their maze to look like. Then, they create the design and cut it out, while the corn is small. Past designs have included Charlie Brown, Batman, Napoleon Dynamite, the solar system, which won a Guinness World Record, and Larry H. Miller as a memorial. We can see Brett’s work close to home because he designs and operates the maze experience at Cornbelly’s at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, with this year’s theme as “The Greatest Cornman on Earth”.
His very first maze he cut out with a weed wacker and now the Maize is an international company. Brett is so committed as a farmer he has an annual conference once every year for farmers who are into agritourism.
Be sure to visit online at www.cornbellys.com.
For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.
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