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Mellow Drama

Mellow Drama

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Published by Richard Banks

Soap Opera + Corn Belt = Hilarity

Soap Opera + Corn Belt = Hilarity

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Published by: Richard Banks on Jan 12, 2013
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For links to “As the Corn Grows” and Our Story’s other programs, see go.myfarmlife.com/ourstory.

Mellow Drama Soap Opera + Corn Belt = Hilarity
when they’re not working

at AGCO’s Jackson, Minn., manufacturing plant, Ed Powers and Steve Fisher are hatching diabolical plots and dreaming of steamy love affairs with the women of Sweet Swine County. Sort of. Powers (wearing the black shirt) and Fisher (in the Massey Ferguson hat) are cast members in “As the Corn
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Grows,” a soap opera spoof from Fairmont, Minnesota’s Our Story Productions. Both men, who work in AGCO’s spray application equipment division, are volunteers, as are all of the program’s actors. Powers plays the dastardly infomercial director Sergio Ferleone, while Fisher plays the notso-worldly Earl Silo, who also appears on other Our Story programs.

“It’s a lot of fun,” says Powers, “but honestly I never imagined myself doing a silly soap opera.” “My character has never been out of Sweet Swine County,” says Fisher about the fictional locale for the shows in which he and Powers appear. “He’s not really aware of what goes on elsewhere. I just hope I’m not being typecast.” —Richard Banks

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