County corn organization directors received their pre-resolutions packet this week in preparation for upcoming meetings that will set the legislative priorities of the state’s 24,000 corn farmers.
Directors received packets this week that included the 2017 Resolutions Book, information for counties to select their allotted delegates, and a form for counties to submit resolutions prior to the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) Pre-Resolutions Session held Dec. 5 in Mankato.
Counties that would like to submit a resolution to MCGA that addresses a major issue affecting the state’s corn growers should do so by Nov. 20 to have their resolutions printed in the on-site handouts; however, resolutions are also acceptable the day of. Each proposed resolution will be discussed at the pre-resolutions session and will be finalized at the resolutions session held annually at MN Ag EXPO on Jan. 25 in Mankato. County delegates will vote on if each resolution will be added at that time.
This year’s pre-resolutions session will include an update on federal policy, a discussion on the Minnesota Buffer Law and a 2018 election outlook. The day will end with the delegate roll call and resolutions discussion.
As a grassroots organization, input from members on emerging issues is vital to the success of MCGA. Our job during the resolutions process is to receive your input, and use this process to help prioritize how we use our resources to influence public policy at the state and national level.
If you would like to serve as a delegate or have an idea for a resolution, we recommend contacting your local county corn organization today!