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Piles of milo in Greensburg, Kansas, October 2015
  • Larry Schwarm
    born 1944
    born: Greensburg, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Piles of milo in Greensburg, Kansas, October 2015, 2015
  • Where object was made: Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kansas, United States
  • inkjet print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 40.7 x 61 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 16 x 24 in
    Frame Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Courtesy of artist
  • On view: Perkins Central Court, 317, W1
  • EL2018.040
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Mobile App Exhibition Label:
"Larry Schwarm: Kansas Farmers", 11-Aug-2018
“Kansas leads the nation in sorghum production, although it is frequently less profitable than corn or wheat. The non-genetically modified crop requires less water than corn and is gaining popularity in export markets, making it an attractive lower-risk choice for a high risk environment” (pg.32). Kansas is a major grower of commodity crops. Only Iowa and North Dakota planted more acreage between 2015 and 2017. Tap the web icon to learn more about the futures market and the business of farming.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this work, turn to pages 32 and 33 in the exhibition catalog (available in the galleries).