Bayer’s national flagship brand DEKALB is proud to announce its new partnership as the Official Corn Seed of MLB at Field of Dreams presented by GEICO. On August 11, the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs take the field next to the legendary filming site in Dyersville, Iowa, surrounded by none other than DEKALB corn.
The filming site of the iconic 1989 Field of Dreams baseball movie, from Universal Pictures, continues to make dreams come true. Rahe Farms of Dyersville has farmed the Field of Dreams filming site for several years and takes great pride growing the legendary corn seed at one of the most famous fields in the world.
“The Field of Dreams filming site is truly one of the most special places on earth, and we are honored to be able to farm it and grow DEKALB corn there,” said Andy Rahe of Rahe Farms. “Just like in the movie, the cornfield is our heaven – it’s where our dreams come true as farmers, and where legendary performance lives and new goals are reached for our generational family farm.
“To be involved, and to smell the ballpark, dirt and corn growing, makes you feel like a child again. There’s no other place like it, and we are happy to be able to share the experience.”
“We are honored to be the Official Corn Seed of MLB at Field of Dreams,” said DEKALB Brand Manager Jamie Horton. “With the DEKALB corn brand’s deep legacy of providing performance to farmers, it only makes sense that these two American classics – baseball and the famous winged ear of corn – come together.
“We’re excited to partner with MLB to bring this iconic game to life and help make dreams come true, not only at baseball heaven, but also for farmers everywhere. We believe winning has roots no matter what field you’re on, and a legacy of legendary performance comes from generations of meeting challenges head-on with persistence, passion and team support.”
This August marks the second installment of the special event, following the first-ever Major League game played in Iowa last summer. MLB constructed an 8,000-seat ballpark next to the Dyersville movie filming site. A pathway through a cornfield takes fans to the ballpark, which will overlook the famous movie location.
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