- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - One of the more recognizable logos in agriculture has been memorialized where it was born 80 years ago.

The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1LAoUuK ) a historical marker to the “winged ear” of DeKalb hybrid corn was unveiled Wednesday in Memorial Park.

The logo has evolved into today’s version of a bright yellow ear of corn with green wings and embossed with “DeKalb” in bold, red letters.

Larry Mix is DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association board president. He says the logo encouraged farmers to try hybrid corn for higher yields.

Mix says it “has helped make this city and this county known to farmers around the world.”

The logo first appeared on letterhead in 1935. Monsanto Co. bought the brand in 1998.


Online: DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association: https://www.daaha.org/

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