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What's behind the women's sports boom in Minnesota? An expert explains - MPR News
By Ben Hovland
MPR News, March 8, 2024
note:Includes a picture of Katherine Emilie Olsheska Brenner-Adam's crop art, "Watch Women's Sports."

A Bar of Their Own opens, Minnesota's new tavern dedicated to women's sports
By Alex Karwowski
Star Tribune, March 1, 2024
Note: Includes a picture of Katherine Emilie Olsheska Brenner-Adam's crop art, "Watch Women's Sports."

This Biostatistics Teacher Is Recreating Iconic Album Covers Using Rice, Quinoa & Poppy Seeds
By Joe Lynch
Billboard, November 9, 2023

A Mona Lisa made of seeds: the quirky craft of crop art
By Colony Little
The Guardian, U.S. Edition, October 20, 2023

Sowing Discord At Minnesota's Seed Art Competition
By Isabella Segalovich
Hyperallergic, September 5, 2023

The Great Minnesota Get-Together - Could It Be Better?
by Kelly Cordes
Minnesota's New Country, September 5, 2023

Golden Valley, Maple Grove Residents Recognized For State Fair Crop Art
by Dustin Scholl
CCX Media, Thursday, August 31, 2023

For Minnesota State Fair crop art fans, seeding is believing
By Melissa Olson
MPR News, August 30, 2023

Minnesota's crop art community rocked by upcoming ban on popular seed at State Fair
by Jennifer Brooks
Star Tribune, August 30, 2023

A visual art critic's take on top 10 crop artworks at the Minnesota State Fair
By Alicia Eler
Star Tribune, August 29, 2023

Junior crop artist shines at the MN State Fair
by FOX 9
August 28, 2023

Behind the seeds of MN State Fair crop art
by KARE 11
August 27, 2023

Minnesota State Fair history? It's in the bag
By James Lileks
Star Tribune, August 27, 2023

What's the Great Minnesota Get-Together like for politicians when it's not an election year?
By Briana Bierschbach
Star Tribune August 25, 2023

Lake Chipotle Memorialized as State Fair Crop Art
by Melody Hoffmann
Southwest Voices, August 24, 2023

The Star Tribune's 2023 lip balm for the Minnesota State Fair is "Crop Art."
by Nicole Hvidsten
Star Tribune, August 16, 2023

Minnesota State Fair crop artist tapped to create 2023 commemorative art
by Ashley Halbach
KSTP, February 7, 2023
Also, in the Pioneer Press

2023 Commemorative Artist Just Announced!
Minnesota State Fair, February 7, 2023

Retired FFA Advisor receives honorary life membership to Minnesota State Agricultural Society
The Globe, January 22, 2023

She sees the world in seeds
by Gail DeBoer
Pilot-Independent, Sep 28, 2022

Edina resident wins blue ribbon in Junior Crop Art at State fair
Sun Current, September 7, 2022

Lindstrom man wanted crop art honoring 'The Shining.' Then his family showed up.
By Christopher Vondracek
Star Tribune, September 4, 2022

A day in politics at the Minnesota State Fair
Story by Jessie Van Berkel, photographs by Glen Stubbe
Star Tribune, September 2, 2022

I Judged Crop Art at the State Fair: What I learned as the youngest, newest, and only Black crop art judge in 2022.
By Gigi Berry
racket.mn, August 30, 2022

Competing at the State Fair
Park Bugle, August 30, 2022

Lillian Colton: Planting seeds of creativity with her art
by Todd Hale
Owatonna People's Press
August 25,2022

Alliance for a Better Minnesota Announces Abortion-Themed Crop Art for MN State Fair
Red Lake Nation News, August 26, 2022

Make a scene with CFANS science at the Minnesota State Fair
University of Minnesota CFANS Submitted
Crookston Times, August 15, 2022

Beginners try their luck at a Minnesota State Fair favorite: crop art
by Sam Stroozas
MPRnews, July 27, 2022

A union of art and agriculture
Hometown Source, July 15, 2022

Take a crop art class just in time for the State Fair
By Isabel Saavedra-Weis
Pioneer Press, July 14, 2022

Lizz Winstead finds a friend in St. Paul crop artist
By Laura Yuen
Star Tribune, December 24, 2021

Author visits Minnesota on countrywide tour to heal divisions
By Katy Read
Star Tribune, September 3, 2021

The irreverent, wacky, thoroughly Minnesotan practice of 'crop art' at the Minnesota State Fair
By Casey Selix
Insider, September 3, 2021

From inception to finished piece: What it takes to create crop art
Fox9 interviews Christy Klancher, August 30, 2021

Julie Blaha brings 'fresh attitude' to building back State Auditor's Office
By Briana Bierschbach
Star Tribune, August 14, 2021

Planting the seeds for a great Minnesota get-together
By Jennifer Brooks
Star Tribune, March 13, 2021

These artists are swapping out paint and clay for seeds and grains
By Catherine Garcia
Yahoo!Money, September 1, 2020

Even without a State Fair, Minnesota's crop artists are in full flower
By Jenna Ross
Star Tribune, August 26, 2020

Seed art is a family tradition for author John Moe
By John Moe
Star Tribune, June 24, 2020

'You've Outdone Yourself': Lin-Manuel Miranda Praises Minnesota State Fair Crop Artist
CBS Minnesota/WCCO 4, September 6, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda applauds Minnesota artist's State Fair crop art of him
KSTP.com, September 6, 2019

State Fair crop art helps lighten political mood
By Joni Astrup
Star News, September 3, 2019

Portraits, Politics & Puns: Crop Art at the Minnesota State Fair (podcasts)
By M.A. Rosko
Apple Podcasts, August 27 and 29, 2019

Politics at the 2019 Fair
Daughter Number Three blog, August 25, 2019

Not Politics at the 2019 Fair
Daughter Number Three blog, August 26, 2019

WCCO 4 At The Fair On Aug. 23, 2018: Part 4 (video)
CBS Minnesota, August 23, 2018

State auditor wins State Fair blue ribbon with crop art of Lt. Gov. engagement
By Dave Orrick
Pioneer Press
, August 22, 2019

Lizzo, Prince, Freddie Mercury, and more music tributes in Minnesota State Fair crop art 2019
By Jay Gabler
The Current, August 22, 2019

Dessa crop art, and more agricultural tributes to music at the Minnesota State Fair
By Hanna Bubser
The Current, September 3, 2018

Hackensack crop artist Linda Paulsen makes news with State Fair entry
By Gail DeBoer
The Pilot-Independent, August 18, 2019
Note: requires subscription

Duane Smith, who popularized crop art exhibits at Minnesota State Fair, dies at 91
By John Ewoldt
Star Tribune, July 3, 2019

Minnesota candidate Julie Blaha makes a crop art campaign ad
By Adam Uren
Bring Me the News
, August 19, 2018

By John Hinderaker
Powerline Blog, September 3, 2017

Let's go maize-y: Prince honored in State Fair seed art
By Luke Taylor
The Current, September 1, 2017

Artist Profile: Award-winning seed art by Liz Schreiber
By Kate Murphy
The Growler, August 30, 2017

State Fair Minute: Seed art, rebutted.
"There's an award-wining example of Seed Art that quotes Ronald Reagan. We asked the speechwriter who wrote the famous line what Reagan might have thought about it."
By James Lileks
Star Tribune, September 2, 2016

Prince trumps Donald as Minnesota State Fair crop art king
By Richard Chin
Pioneer Press, August 26, 2016

Crop Art - Minnesota's quirky art made with seeds
By Kelly Newcomer
HandmadeMN, May 16, 2016

Bill Cosby 'Rapeseed' Portrait Removed From State Fair
By Hilary Hanson
HuffPost, September 1, 2015

State Fair Pulls Bill Cosby Crop Art Made With 'Rapeseed'
By John Lauritsen
CBS Minnesota, September 1, 2015

A Look At Crop Art After 50 Years At The Fair
By Jonathon Sharp
CBS Minnesota, September 1, 2015

Homeless artist wins a State Fair crop art ribbon
By Richard Chin
Pioneer Press, August 27, 2015

A State Fair fan pops the question to his beloved -- in crop art
Pioneer Press, August 26, 2015

Minnesota State Fair: Cream of the crop art for 50 years
By Amy Carlson Gustafson
Duluth News Tribune, August 25, 2015

Are You MN Enough?: Seed Art
By Maribel Lopez
Rewire, February 18, 2015

Cream of the Crop
By Judy Woodward
St. Anthony Park Bugle, August 27, 2013
Same story is reprinted in the August 2014 issue of the Minnesota Women's Press

Gay Marriage Seed Art at the Minnesota State Fair
By Kiera Butler
Mother Jones, August 31, 2012

Cropaganda 2012: Crop artists take on the marriage amendment
By Mark W. Olson
Chaska Herald, August 28, 2012

Artist Linda Paulsen carries on seed art tradition
By Carol Stender
Post Bulletin, August 25, 2011

Cropaganda 2010: Only a kernel of political art
By Mark Olson
Chaska Herald, September 2, 2010

Crop Art Is For Everyone!
By Maggie Koerth
Boing Boing, October 12, 2009

Crop Art
By Crystal Erickson
TC Daily Planet, September 6, 2009

Minnesota State Fair/A Cinderella story (in seeds)
By John Brewer
Pioneer Press, September 5, 2009

Obama birth certificate as seed art at the Minnesota State Fair
By Chris Steller
Twin Cities Daily Planet, August 30, 2009

By Mark Olson
Chaska Herald, September 1, 2009

Minnesota State Fair Crop Artist Fjerkenstad-Budel
By Lori Writer
Heavy Table, August 25, 2009

Seeds of Change
By Richard Barlow,
Secrets of the City, September 2008

Fuggedaboutit? No way
By Hal Davis
Pioneer Press, September 1, 2007

Seed of an Idea: Political Crop Art
By Dane Smith
Star Tribune, August 28, 2006

The cream of the crop art
By Bob Gilbert
Southwest Journal, July 10, 2003

Lillian Colton Being Interviewed by Rosie O'Donnell
YouTube, 1990's

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