The local farm has quite a variety of crops and activities. There's Barley grown for brewing, and quite a lot of Horse paddocks available for rent. They have planted wild flower meadows as part of conservation effort, and there are small patches of Maize growing as well.
The Maize crop is a mystery. It isn't exactly thriving, and doesn't look like it would be ready for harvesting before Winter arrives. In fact I don't recall seeing being harvested last year, so what is it for? Is it being grown for cattle feed? No.
In fact it's grown purely to give the Pheasants somewhere to hide... There, you weren't expecting that, eh?