New tool helps farmers choose alternative practices to buffers

Alternatives to Buffers Management Tool:

  • Click here to access the Quick Start Guide.
  • Click here to access the Tool (please note, an Excel Spreadsheet will open)
  • Click here to access the AgroEcoregion Mapbook to find out which region your land is located in
  • If you have questions about the Alternatives to Buffers Management Tool, MCGA recommends you visit your local SWCD office.

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Minnesota Corn takes over the St Paul Saints’ CHS Field

Corn cob foul poles, corn-themed promotions and Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) foam mitts were all on display during MCGA night at CHS field earlier this month. The annual celebration of our Minnesota corn growers was held near the end of another successful season-long partnership between MCGA and the St. Paul Saints.

Throughout the Saints season, corn-focused promotions were held in between innings at CHS Field, which is located in St. Paul’s Lowertown district,

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Research Summary details the latest in check-off-funded research

As some may have noticed in their mailbox earlier this month, Minnesota Corn’s Research Summary 2017 has been released! We invite you to read this year’s summary and see Minnesota corn check-off dollars at work funding research that improves agricultural practices and creates new opportunities for corn farmers.

Research Summary 2017

Minnesota Corn Growers Association and the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council directs more than $4 million annually to independent research projects that promote the environmental and economic sustainability of farmers.

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4R Field Day showcases farmers’ success with conservation tillage

(Dave Legvold (left) speaks with New Prague farmer Greg Entinger, who is president of the Scott-LeSueur Corn & Soybean Growers, at the Field Day)

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

Last month, the 4R Technology Review Field Day gave farmers the opportunity to see first-hand the practices and success behind the 4R nutrient management strategy: Right source, Right rate, Right time and in the Right place.

The event,

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Meet Caleb Krusemark, MCGA’s district field manager for SW Minnesota

Hello, my name is Caleb Krusemark, and I am both excited and proud to have joined the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) as the Territory 4 District Field Manager! I live in Martin County and will be covering the southwest portion of Minnesota (full county list below).

I grew up on a diversified agriculture farm near Trimont where we raised corn, soybeans, beef cattle and pigs. My experience on the farm as a child is where I found my love and passion for agriculture.

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