corn mazes en Drought Impact on Kentucky Agritourism Still Unknown <p>It could be next year before Kentucky agriculture officials will know how much drought affected state agritourism. Visits and tours of working farms peak in August, September and October, but drought has caused some farmers to scale back their events, like corn mazes and apple picking. State Agritourism Director Ben Shaffar says some Kentucky farmers realize as much as a 200 percent revenue boost from agritourism activities. But until the season ends, Shaffar can’t say what the numbers will look like this year. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:07:30 +0000 Angela Hatton 23001 at Drought Impact on Kentucky Agritourism Still Unknown Drought Hurts Corn Mazes <p>This year’s drought hasn’t just lessened corn crops in our region. It’s also left stalks too low for the fall tradition of corn mazes.</p><p>Sam Brown of Mayfield’s A-Maize-ing Farms says instead of the usual 20-acre corn maze, it will offer other activities such as a petting zoo and paintball. The owners of Paducah’s Blooms ‘N Gardens say if it hadn’t been for their irrigation system, they would’ve lost their 8-acre maze.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:49:18 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 22687 at Drought Hurts Corn Mazes