Lauri Wilson sends word of the Minnesota State Fair's Crop Art competition, which turns out to be a serious endeavor (rules start on page 24). First prize in the age division that cranked out the Congresswoman Michele Bachmann entry above comes with $25. This one's made of "black beans, lentils, Madagascar pink rice, white rice, cumin, wild rice and pepper corn," the Chaska Herald reports.
The Minnesota Republican reportedly turned up three times in this years Ag-Hort-Bee, once as a scarecrow. She's something of annual theme in the land of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (see below, from 2009). Go ahead, fall down the crop art rabbit hole.