Macy Petrowiak

Meet Macy, MCGA’s newest District Field Manager

By Macy Petrowiak

Hello everyone! My name is Macy Petrowiak. I am a District Field Manager for District 4, which covers southwestern Minnesota (a full list of counties in my territory is below).

I grew up on a farm just south of Fairmont, where we grew corn and soybeans and raised a few cattle. While my family quit farming and raising livestock in 2008, my dad has continued to sell seed in addition to working his full-time job.

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Soil Health Summit takes a look at soil health by the numbers

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

In its fifth season, the Soil Health Partnership has worked with corn farmers across the United States to acquire data that assesses soil health practices on the farm.

Now equipped with years of research, SHP is ready to share the impact of those practices using numbers acquired on the farm to tell the story, according to Executive Director Shefali Mehta. She will convene SHP’s Soil Health Summit this week in St.

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MCGA returns to MN Ag EXPO with an exciting story to share

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) will yet again have a large presence at MN Ag EXPO 2019, held in Mankato Jan. 23-24 at the Verizon Wireless Center. Located in booth 58, MCGA will be sharing how corn growers are investing in a more sustainable future for fellow farmers and all Minnesotans

Launched in 2017, the “MN Corn Grows MN” initiative has continued to raise awareness around the vital role corn farming plays in the overall well-being of our state.

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Pre-registration deadline approaching for MN Ag EXPO

Free for Minnesota farmers to attend, MN Ag EXPO returns to the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato Jan. 23-24 with a packed trade show floor, educational sessions and networking opportunities. Avoid lines at the door and pre-register at now. Pre-registration before Friday, Jan. 11 ensures your meal tickets for the event. Online pre-registration will remain open after Friday, but meal tickets will no longer be guaranteed.

While you are pre-registering,

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Tax relief and conformity among legislative priorities during session

By Amanda Bilek, Minnesota Corn Growers Association senior public policy director

The 91st session for the Minnesota Legislature convened today. Even though some of the same policy challenges persist for Minnesota, there are new dynamics, faces and leadership as the legislative session gets underway.

Yesterday, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan were inaugurated alongside other state constitutional officers—attorney general, secretary of state and state auditor. Governor Mark Dayton served his last day as governor and is retiring after 40 years of public service.

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