The sunny side of farming


Pettis sunflower field brightens the day

Acres of sunflowers nod their heads in a slight breeze early Tuesday morning in the 16000 block of West 32nd Street Road. Dusty Crawford, who owns property to the south of the field, said he believed there were more than 80 acres of sunflowers. “It’s not something you see every day,” he added. “My dad said they always follow the sun, but these are always facing the east.”


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Because of their sunshiny beauty, the sunflowers on West 32nd Street Road are attracting visitors, nearby property owner Dusty Crawford said Tuesday. He said people have been talking about the field on Facebook and have made trips to photograph the flowers. “I could see cars stopping all the time and I thought the dogs got hit,” he added. “It was people stopping to see the sunflowers.”


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Not only are the flowers grown as ornamental plants, but agriculturally sunflower seed can be used as bird feed and as a snack and it is often made into cooking oil. Dusty Crawford, who has 50 acres south of the sunflower field, said he didn’t know who owned the property. He found it unique because not many farmers plant sunflowers any more.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Acres of sunflowers nod their heads in a slight breeze early Tuesday morning in the 16000 block of West 32nd Street Road. Dusty Crawford, who owns property to the south of the field, said he believed there were more than 80 acres of sunflowers. “It’s not something you see every day,” he added. “My dad said they always follow the sun, but these are always facing the east.”

Because of their sunshiny beauty, the sunflowers on West 32nd Street Road are attracting visitors, nearby property owner Dusty Crawford said Tuesday. He said people have been talking about the field on Facebook and have made trips to photograph the flowers. “I could see cars stopping all the time and I thought the dogs got hit,” he added. “It was people stopping to see the sunflowers.”

Not only are the flowers grown as ornamental plants, but agriculturally sunflower seed can be used as bird feed and as a snack and it is often made into cooking oil. Dusty Crawford, who has 50 acres south of the sunflower field, said he didn’t know who owned the property. He found it unique because not many farmers plant sunflowers any more.

Acres of sunflowers nod their heads in a slight breeze early Tuesday morning in the 16000 block of West 32nd Street Road. Dusty Crawford, who owns property to the south of the field, said he believed there were more than 80 acres of sunflowers. “It’s not something you see every day,” he added. “My dad said they always follow the sun, but these are always facing the east.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TSD083116Sunflowers-1-.jpgAcres of sunflowers nod their heads in a slight breeze early Tuesday morning in the 16000 block of West 32nd Street Road. Dusty Crawford, who owns property to the south of the field, said he believed there were more than 80 acres of sunflowers. “It’s not something you see every day,” he added. “My dad said they always follow the sun, but these are always facing the east.” Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Because of their sunshiny beauty, the sunflowers on West 32nd Street Road are attracting visitors, nearby property owner Dusty Crawford said Tuesday. He said people have been talking about the field on Facebook and have made trips to photograph the flowers. “I could see cars stopping all the time and I thought the dogs got hit,” he added. “It was people stopping to see the sunflowers.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TSD083116Sunflowers-2.jpgBecause of their sunshiny beauty, the sunflowers on West 32nd Street Road are attracting visitors, nearby property owner Dusty Crawford said Tuesday. He said people have been talking about the field on Facebook and have made trips to photograph the flowers. “I could see cars stopping all the time and I thought the dogs got hit,” he added. “It was people stopping to see the sunflowers.” Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Not only are the flowers grown as ornamental plants, but agriculturally sunflower seed can be used as bird feed and as a snack and it is often made into cooking oil. Dusty Crawford, who has 50 acres south of the sunflower field, said he didn’t know who owned the property. He found it unique because not many farmers plant sunflowers any more.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TSD083116Sunflowers-3.jpgNot only are the flowers grown as ornamental plants, but agriculturally sunflower seed can be used as bird feed and as a snack and it is often made into cooking oil. Dusty Crawford, who has 50 acres south of the sunflower field, said he didn’t know who owned the property. He found it unique because not many farmers plant sunflowers any more. Faith Bemiss | Democrat
Pettis sunflower field brightens the day
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