Category: Partnerships

Minnesota Corn Growers Association shines on national recruitment stage

With a record 7,107 members, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) exceeded its membership goals in 2014. MCGA remains one of the largest grassroots farm organizations in the country and one of the few ag organizations active on the county, state and federal level.

MCGA’s membership growth also ranked high on the national scale. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) ended 2014 with 41,262 members, its highest total ever. More than 17 percent of those members are from Minnesota.

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MCGA Radio: Get ready for Beef U

Minnesota’s corn farmers are proud to partner with the Minnesota Beef Council and the University of Minnesota on Beef U, a one-day event that covers all things beef.

Beef U is set for 8 a.m. — 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, at the University of Minnesota Andrew Boss Laboratory — Meat Science at 1354 Eckles Ave. in St. Paul. Topics covered will include raising beef, beef in local and national retail,

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Agenda is set for MN Ag EXPO 2015 in Mankato

The agenda is set for MN Ag EXPO 2015, Jan. 28-29 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. MN Ag EXPO is the free premiere annual event for Minnesota corn and soybean farmers, bringing together farmers, top ag researchers, leading agribusinesses and policy leaders for two days of educational sessions, a large trade show, networking opportunities and more.

Climate expert Evelyn Browning-Garriss will deliver the MN Ag EXPO 2015 keynote address at 9:30 a.m.

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Still have farm bill questions? Register for a free farm bill webinar on Jan. 8

If you’re a Minnesota farmer who still has questions about programs included in the 2014 farm bill, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Minnesota Soybean Growers and Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council are here to help.

The next in an ongoing series of farm bill webinars is set for 7–8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8. Topics covered will include Farm Service Agency (FSA) and supplemental crop insurance. Another webinar on Feb.

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15 posts to re-visit, re-read and remember from 2014

Minnesota cornThis is the final post of 2014 on Minnesota Cornerstone. Thank you to all of our readers, especially those of you who spread the word about the topics we cover in this space and share our work on social media.

To wrap up the year, here are 15 posts from 2014 that we were particularly proud of. They cover a variety of topics, ranging from ethanol to irrigation to ag policy to the Super Bowl.

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MCGA to induct 3 into Recruiter Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) has announced three inductees for the 2015 MCGA Recruiter Hall of Fame class.

Lori Feltis, Olmsted County; Dale Sunderman, LeSueur Coutny; and Connie Mulder, Renville County will be inducted and honored, along with the five inductees from last year’s inaugural class, at MCGA’s annual meeting on Jan. 28 in Mankato.

“MCGA has been able to hit every membership milestone its set out to achieve in recent years and the efforts of these hall-of-fame recruiters is a major reason why,” said Bruce Peterson,

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MCR&PC looks to fill 4 seats in 2015

MCRPC_Logo_FinalThe Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) has four seats up for election in 2015. The council consists of 11 corn farmers elected from throughout the state and administers the effective and efficient investment of Minnesota’s state corn check-off.

Districts voting for council members in 2015 include districts 1, 2 and 4; districts 3, 5 and 6; district 8 and district 9. To see which counties are in which districts, 

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Why do Minnesota corn farmers partner with Gophers Sports?

On Monday, Minnesota Gophers men’s hockey coach Don Lucia kicked off the first Gophers Speaker Series sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA).

The event was an opportunity for about 75 Gophers season ticket holders and Twin Cities business leaders to hear from Lucia (along with senior forward Travis Boyd) in an intimate setting away from the spotlight of television cameras and beat reporters.

Sponsoring the Gophers Speaker Series is one of several ways Minnesota corn farmers partner with Gophers Sports.

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Rural issues will be prominent in new Minnesota legislature

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association’s (MCGA) pre-resolutions meeting is where corn farmers set policy priorities and discuss hot-button ag issues for the upcoming year. It’s also an opportunity for corn farmers to get legislative perspectives from insiders plugged into the Minnesota political scene.

Blois Olson, a prominent political reporter and commentator in Minnesota, opened his remarks at Thursday’s pre-resolutions meeting in Mankato by highlighting how Minnesota often bucks national trends every election cycle.

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MCGA Radio: State tournament sponsorship

On this week’s Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) radio, Raymond, Minn., farmer and MCGA First Vice President Noah Hultgren talks about a new partnership between Minnesota’s corn farmers and the Minnesota State High School football, boys and girls hockey and boys and girls basketball tournaments.

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