Category: Partnerships

Nitrogen Smart seminar continues from the comfort of your home

Nitrogen Smart recently wrapped up its fourth year of seminars
across Minnesota farm country focused on the fundamentals of nitrogen
management. For farmers unable to attend, University of Minnesota Extension
launched an online version of Nitrogen Smart that farmers can now take
year-round at home.

An identical curriculum to in-person seminars, Nitrogen Smart’s new and interactive training program creates a unique experience for producers based on their own operation and region.

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TransFARMation shares stories of on-farm stress

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Red River Farm Network (RRFN) have come together to produce a new radio series called TransFARMation focused on on-farm stress. Set to debut April 8, the series will use farm radio, podcasts and social media to feature stories from farmers navigating today’s challenging times on the farm while highlighting the resources available for help.

Meg Moynihan, state programs administrator with MDA, worked
alongside RRFN President Don Wick to organize TransFARMation.

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Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference returns with a focus on change

Now in its 21st year, the Women’s Agricultural
Leadership Conference returns April 10 with an agenda focused on better
responding to the ever-evolving landscape on the farm. Held at the Minnesota
Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, the day-long event features quality programming,
leadership development and networking—all focused on helping attendees better
endure change in agriculture.

“Change seems to be the one constant in our world,
everything is always in flux,” conference co-founder Doris Mold said.

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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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Future ag leaders in spotlight as Gopher athletes

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) has long partnered with University of Minnesota athletics to share the impact of the state’s corn growers with fans. For 2018-2019, that partnership expanded to shine a light on current student-athletes who aspire to be agricultural leaders.

Eight current student-athletes from the University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) were interviewed about their agricultural background and ag career ambitions. Each video was or will be played during Gophers’ basketball,

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Minnesota Arboretum breaks ground on new exhibit sharing story of state’s ag sector

Each year, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum welcomes nearly 500,000 visitors who come to see its sprawling acres of magnificent gardens and model landscapes. Come August 2019, the Arboretum will be using its horticulture expertise to also tell the story of Minnesota agriculture.

Built around the Arboretum’s iconic red barn, the multi-acre field exhibit will feature conventional crops that make up Minnesota’s ag sector, including soybeans, wheat, sugar beets, and of course,

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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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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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National Corn Growers Association Fields-of-Corn Contest wants your harvest photos

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced the Fifth-Annual Fields-of-Corn Contest, calling for both amateur and professional photographers to help share the story of farming field corn in America. Through this contest, NCGA captures high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest and the families that grow it.

Open for entries until November 30, 2018, the Fields-of-Corn photo contest offers a free opportunity for photographers to share their work while competing for 25 cash prizes.

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Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council now accepting research proposals via online portal

The Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) is now accepting research proposals related to corn production and stewardship, and expanded uses for corn. From research focused on soil fertility and nutrient management to new product developments utilizing corn, MCR&PC will be looking for proposals that bring an economic benefit to the state’s corn growers and improve their sustainability.

Unlike past Request for Proposals (RFP) periods, proposals will only be accepted online. Those interested must submit their online proposal by Dec.

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