Even with difficulties warming up in the cool, fall-like weather, Maizey had no issues delivering the ceremonial first pitch to kick off the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and Colorado Rockies Thursday afternoon. The first pitch was part of a season-long partnership with the Minnesota ball club aimed at raising awareness of Minnesota corn growers’ commitment to conservation.
Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) have a longtime partnership with the Minnesota Twins to tell the stories of the state’s corn farmers. As in past years, the campaign is an opportunity to reach the non-farming public and share information about conservation practices employed by corn farmers.
Radio ads throughout the season, signage in Target Field restrooms and wraps around the ballpark’s in-stadium monitors focus on the use of cover crops, no till, buffer strips and precision ag.
If you are a baseball fan in the metro area, it will be hard to escape corn growers’ commitment to conservation. St. Paul Saints fans will notice signage on the foul poles at CHS Field, radio ads and in-game promotions, and be sure not to miss MCGA Corn Night with the Saints on Sunday, Aug. 13. Also, MCGA continued its support of popular Twins podcast “Gleeman & the Geek,” which breaks down Twins action in a weekly podcast sponsored by MCGA.