TAOPI, Minn. - Some people who are politically passionate rally for their chosen candidate, others put a sign in their front yard. One Mower County farmer is taking an unconventional approach. Here's the story of one man's commitment to back President Donald Trump in his bid for reelection.
Darin Voigt is a farmer in Taopi who planted soybeans in May that grew into a 12-acre sign honoring the President. He wants to express his support for the President.
"He looks out for the farmer more than a lot of the candidates or the past presidents have - he did the tariff thing which hurt our prices but he gives back the tariff money to the farmers to subsidize them," Voigt said.
Voigt insists - this project is not about polarizing people.
"I"m not out to pick sides - it's just I'm trying to - I think he's good at what he's doing, I'd like people to see that - and to give us another 4 years," Voigt said.
The letters are 60 ft. wide. Already - his undertaking has gained a lot of attention.
"My son actually is going to Riverland and he was - he said his name to the professor and they said, are you related to the guy that has the Trump in the field?" Voigt said.
Ironically - Voigt says he doesn't want to make his venture about politics. He just hopes - it can be used as a way to thank a leader who's shedding light on his chosen profession.
Voigt has gotten some negative feedback on social media - but says the majority of people are pretty impressed. The sign will be visible until the snow comes and covers the ground.