MCGA now accepting applications for 2019 Internship Program

Are you a full-time college student who is interested in gaining valuable exposure to the many different aspects of Minnesota agriculture? The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is currently seeking qualified candidates for its 2019 Internship Program to help with educational and outreach programs, communications, member engagement and office operations.

In the paid role, interns will gain valuable experience in communications, whether it is developing content for the website or contributing to MCGA’s different social channels.

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MCGA travels to Dallas to promote ethanol, corn farming with NASCAR fans

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association joined colleagues from the Texas Corn Producers to promote the benefits of ethanol and the work of the nation’s corn farmers at the NASCAR Texas 500 over the weekend.

With support from American Ethanol, the annual event has been a long-standing opportunity to raise awareness of ethanol-blended fuels and the importance of corn farming with thousands of fans at Texas Motor Speedway.

Volunteers and staff from each organization met with NASCAR fans outside the race track at a large booth,

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40 Square expands health insurance options for farmers, agribusinesses

Minnesota farmers and agribusinesses will again have the option to enroll in health plans offered through 40 Square Cooperative Solutions, an agricultural health plan co-op providing access to self-funded health insurance. After more than 1,000 individuals enrolled in the program last year, 40 Square will be expanding its health plans in 2019.

40 Square now offers seven health plans, including Health Savings Account (HSA) eligible plans and a new high deductible plan featuring low monthly premiums.

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Soil Health Summit now open to all farmers interested in innovative soil health practices

The 2019 Soil Health Summit will again unite farmers, agronomists, environmental groups and more in St. Louis to discuss the latest in soil health research. And for the first time in its history, the Summit, scheduled Jan. 15-16, will be open to the public.

Organized by the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), the Soil Health Summit will feature opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, collaboration, and education on the latest in soil health strategies,

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Global upside for ethanol and DDGS evident at Export Exchange 2018

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

New developments in the United States, including possible year-round sales of E15, and plans to reduce carbon emissions around the world could add upwards of 20 billion gallons of ethanol demand in the next decade.

One place where this future was being actively brought to fruition was the biennial conference called the Export Exchange, a global marketing conference for grains and bioenergy organized by the U.S.

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