The migration of the Corn family west starts near the end of the civil war. When Great, great grandfather Francis Marion Corn, (named after the swamp fox, Francis Marion) decided it was time for his family to leave North Carolina and find a new life. He had served in the North Carolina regulars through the civil war and was ready to leave it all behind. He moved his family to Missouri where he made a living running a "Grist Mill". After spending 15 years in Missouri he became aware of new land and opportunities in the west. In 1880, he moved his family in a covered wagon to Boise, Idaho. He and his sons, Marcus and Silas, worked as carpenters. Great, Great Grandfather Marcus worked on constructing the new Idaho Capitol. With the development of irrigation systems in the west, new land was available to homestead in the Boise Valley. Great Grandfather William was the first Corn to farm in the Treasure Valley. He started farming and ranching in Middleton, Idaho. In 1932, the Owyhee Irrigation Project was completed, opening over 100,000 acres for development in Malheur County, Oregon, which is 60 miles west of Boise, Idaho. Great Grandfather William and Grandfather Fay took advantage of the cheap, new land and moved to Nyssa, Oregon. My father, Dick, myself, and my children make five generations of Corns who have worked the land in Malheur County, Oregon. Eastern Oregon is a semi-arid desert climate. The soil is mostly a silt loam soil. The arid warm climate, when combined with irrigation water is suitable for growing a wide diversity of high quality crops. Over 100 different crops are grown in the Treasure Valley of Oregon and Idaho. Corn Farms now consists of 1500 acres of diversified row crops.