The Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) has three seats up for election in 2016. The council consists of 11 corn farmers elected from throughout the state and administers the effective and efficient investment of Minnesota’s state corn check-off.
Districts voting for council members in 2016 include districts 3, 5 and 6; district 7, and district 8. To see which counties are in which districts, go to www.mncorn.org and click on the MCR&PC district map.
Farmers will automatically be mailed a ballot in March if they voted in last year’s election. Those who have not voted in the past can request a ballot from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) at http://www.mda.state.mn.us/food/business/commodityballot.aspx.
Farmers can also contact the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) office at 952-233-0333. Completed ballots must be postmarked by April 7, 2016. Results should be available April 26, 2016.