The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is DISCOURAGING the use of "corn boxes and "corn cribs," in agritourism operations. Some of the reasons include: choking, snuffing up a child's nose which leads to swelling. Some children are even allergic to corn.
There have also been several instances when children who have played in corn bins have suffocated when the corn collapsed on them. Although most of our operations do not use that depth of corn, children oftentimes, can't distinguish the depth. So, it's better to avoid the situation altogether.
As agritourism operators our goal in Louisiana is to keep it safe. For more information on these issues contact Marsha Salzwedel at the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.