Category: Partnerships

Minnesota Corn Growers re-elect 4 farmers to board of directors

Delegates to the Minnesota Corn Growers Association’s (MCGA) recent annual meeting at MN Ag EXPO 2016 in Mankato re-elected four family farmers to its board of directors.

Bruce Peterson, Northfield, was re-elected to represent District 3. Tom Haag, Eden Valley; Ryan Buck, Goodhue, and Gerald Mulder, Renville, were elected to at-large positions. Peterson, Haag and Buck have previously served as MCGA president.

“Minnesota’s corn farmers are fortunate to have these four strong and experienced voices for agriculture back on the MCGA board,” said Noah Hultgren,

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The farmer’s perspective: Answering questions about agriculture’s impact on water quality

Here at the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, we receive questions every day about farming, water quality and the efforts of farmers to protect and improve our states lakes, rivers and streams.

We decided to take some of the most commonly asked questions and answer them here on the blog. If you have questions that we didn’t answer in this post, hit us up on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

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MN Ag EXPO 2016 brings scientists and farmers together

MN Ag EXPO 2016Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

Hundreds of Minnesota farmers make their way to Mankato every January for MN Ag EXPO because they know this is where they can stay ahead of the curve, and keep their edge in a very competitive business. MN Ag EXPO 2016 kicks off on Jan. 27 and runs through Jan. 28 at the Verizon Wireless Center.

Among the educational opportunities not to be missed: two dozen scientists and researchers can be found in the concourse of Verizon Center,

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New MN Ag EXPO panels to cover agriculture policy and advocacy

MN Ag EXPO 2016 features two new panel discussions led by a pair of the most recognizable names in Midwest farm broadcasting. On Thursday, Jan. 28 (that’s just a couple days away!), Lynn Ketelsen from the Linder Farm Network and Don Wick from Red River Farm Network will lead panel discussions titled “The Future of Ag Policy in Minnesota” and “Advocating for Agriculture.”

“The Future of Ag Policy in Minnesota” is set to feature former Minnesota speaker of the house Kurt Zellers and prominent Minnesota political analyst Blois Olson.

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Golf carts, seed corn and canned bacon: Bid on these great items at MCGA's EXPO auction

MN Ag EXPO 2016 is set for Wednesday and Thursday of next week at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. The Minnesota Corn Growers Association’s (MCGA) silent fundraising auction kicks off at noon on Wednesday, and the live auction runs from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday.

All proceeds benefit MCGA and are used to advance organizational goals and objectives.

(Note: Funds raised during both auctions are not used for MCGA’s political action committee,

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MCGA adds another new member benefit

MNcorn_PMSWith more than 7,200 members, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is one of the largest grassroots agriculture organizations in the United States.

MCGA membership helps corn farmers speak in a unified voice on important policy issues, stay informed on the latest trends and challenges in farming, and increase profitability by expanding business contacts and taking advantage of educational opportunities.

But those aren’t the only benefits. MCGA recently formed a new partnership with Monsanto BioAg.

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Children’s Museum of Southern MN opens to warm reception

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, located in Mankato, opened its doors May 1, and has seen 45,000 visitors in its first five months of operation. In that time, 2,000 families have purchased memberships.

Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) was an early donor, giving a major capital gift that included a subsidy so the museum could offer MCGA members a discounted family membership ($45 for MCGA members,

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Amundson reflects on 7 years on MN Corn Research & Promotion Council

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

Marty Amundson, 36, who joined the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) in 2008 and served as chairman for a year starting in 2012, has resigned in order to be closer to home for his young family.

Marty and Kelly Amundson have two daughters, Violet, 3, and three-week-old Winnie.

Amundson believes the role Minnesota’s corn organizations — the MCR&PC as well as the Minnesota Corn Growers Association — is more important to the success of farmers as time goes on,

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Minnesota's corn farmers want to send you to ZooBoo for free!

UPDATE: We are all out of tickets. Thank you to everyone who participated and have fun at ZooBoo this weekend!

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is a proud sponsor of ZooBoo at Como Zoo in St. Paul. If you’re looking for a fun Halloween-themed event for the entire family, ZooBoo is the place to go.

ZooBoo runs Oct. 17 and 18 and Oct. 24 and 25 from 4:30 —

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Minnesota corn farmers are proud supporters of 4-H programs

On Tuesday, our friends and partners at the Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) sent out a news release celebrating National 4-H Week by highlighting MFB’s strong support for several Minnesota 4-H programs and initiatives. You can read MFB’s news release here.

Here at the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA), we thought it was such a good idea for Farm Bureau to highlight its support for 4-H that we’re going to,

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