BENNETT, Colo. — Thirty-one-year old Jon Coyle has been working on the family farm in Bennett, Colo. since he was knee-high to a tractor.
He knows, first hand, that farming a millionaire does not make. “No, I would say…no.”
The Coyle family has been in the turf production business for many years but it’s steadily been declining because of the economy.
So last year, Jon Coyle built a corn maze smack dab in the middle of his corn crop. “We’ve decided to go a different route and try to get into ag entertainment.”
so Coyle cut Peyton Manning’s mug, and the Denver Bronco’s logo in the maze.
But Jon Coyle did something no other corn maze merchant in Colorado has done.
He got permission. “I think it was the right thing to do. Honestly, whenever you are using logos and the likeness of somebody, I think there should be permission granted.”
And so does the Denver Broncos organization. After reviewing Coyle’s plans, he was given the okey-dokey.
So, what about the other Broncos mazes? “I was told there would be a cease and desist order against the other mazes,” said Coyle.
The Denver Broncos official response is they will neither deny nor confirm any present or future cease and desist orders against maze owners in Colorado.
That is one maze Jon Coyle and Mile High Farms do not want to get lost in. The litigation maze.