Category: Advocacy + Education

CommonGround Minnesota shares farming facts with Twin Cities families

Beginning this spring, CommonGround Minnesota has partnered with two prominent Twin Cities media outlets to share information about food and farming with metro residents who may not have a connection to the farm.

CommonGround Minnesota teamed up with talk radio station MyTalk 107 to share the mission of the CommonGround program and information about Minnesota agriculture. During MyTalk’s “Weekly Dish”,  which airs Saturday’s from 9-11am, Co-Host Stephanie March will be sharing how CommonGround serves as a resource for listeners interested in learning more about how their food is produced and Minnesota agriculture overall.

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MCGA awards scholarship to Academy for Sciences & Agriculture students

Each year, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) offers a $1,000 scholarship to two students at the Academy for Sciences & Agriculture (AFSA) Charter School to help grow the next generation of agricultural leaders. Emelia Smith and Abigail Stumpner were recently announced as the 2019 recipients.

The current president of the school’s FFA chapter, Smith will attend the University of Minnesota where she will pursue a career as a veterinarian. Stumpner, who is also an FFA officer,

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MCGA returns to the ballpark with the St. Paul Saints

(MCGA Executive Director Adam Birr presented a check to the University of Minnesota Bee Lab as part of the “Aww-Shucks” promotion last season.)

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) returns to CHS Field for another summer partnering with the St. Paul Saints. Fans of all ages will again be treated to corn-filled fun, including a brand new promotion for the 2019 season.

New this year, attendees will want to break out the yoga mat in the stands for a “Moment of Zen,” offering fans at the ballpark a break from the nonstop action that typically occurs during a Saints game.

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MCGA Young Adult Scholarship recipients announced

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to announce the first recipients of the MCGA Young Adult Scholarship. Brooke Hoffbeck and Emilia Melson both received $5,000 scholarships to help in their journey to become a future agricultural leader.

Both Hoffbeck and Melson demonstrated their passion for agriculture by submitting essays that identified why each are pursuing a career in ag and the issues they see as most important for our state’s ag community.

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Deadline to apply for $5,000 MCGA scholarship is Friday

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is offering a $5,000 scholarship to two future agricultural leaders enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the fall 2019 semester. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday at 4:30 p.m.

MCGA scholarship applicants must be a Young Adult member of MCGA who is working toward a degree in an agriculture-related field.

The Young Adult membership, available to ages 16-24, was launched last year for future agricultural leaders who would like to participate in grassroots advocacy today.

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MCGA launches first-ever statewide scholarship for future ag leaders

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to announce its first-ever statewide scholarship for college students aspiring to become future agricultural leaders. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on March 8.

MCGA will be offering two $5,000 scholarships to college students (click to apply) who are currently enrolled or will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the fall 2019 semester.

The statewide scholarship will supplement scholarships long offered through local county corn organizations.

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Another successful MN Ag EXPO comes to a close

MN Ag EXPO returned to Mankato last week, once again featuring great exhibitors, unique learning opportunities and a productive Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) annual meeting.

In the MCGA booth, a seven-foot tall video board shared the many ways the state’s corn growers are building a more sustainable future for fellow farmers and all Minnesotans. MCGA staff and grower leaders had a great time hosting attendees in the booth to discuss research, policy,

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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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Two inducted into MCGA Recruiter Hall of Fame

(Mark Johnson and Tom Williamson)

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) inducted two top MCGA recruiters to the MCGA Recruiter Hall of Fame last month.

Tom Williamson, who farms in Todd County, and Mark Johnson, who farms in McLeod County, were honored for their long-term commitment to growing membership in MCGA. Both Williamson and Johnson have recruited for more than five years and combined to add more than 750 members to MCGA.

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