What are the largest American farms, and how do they represent themselves visually?
October 7, 2009 7:06 PM Subscribe
What are some of the largest farms in America, and how do they represent themselves visually?
posted by tnygard to Society & Culture (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hi all, I am thinking about how big farms in the US represent themselves visually today, and I am hoping that you can point me to some examples. I am especially interested in grain farms (wheat and corn), but any type of farm would be interesting to ponder. What are the names of huge farms that I could google? I am hoping to identify truly giant farms. Do these companies have public websites? Basically I am curious to see if these farms are using images that evoke the "small family farm" to market themselves, thus being deceptive. Or alternately, are they using a different visual vocabulary and set of aesthetic values? If their values are different, then what are they? Expansive fields? Gangs of machinery? Numerous hired laborers in the fields toiling? Abstract logos or realistic representational imagery? Any insights that you have would be most appreciated.