Category: Partnerships

Students tackle ag issues in 4H Science of Agriculture Challenge

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

The fourth-annual 4H Science of Agriculture Challenge, most recently held at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in mid-June, is a competition featuring teams of junior high and high school students tasked with finding solutions for important issues facing agriculture today.

This year’s winners, three young women from Beltrami County, developed a curriculum for teaching students in grades three through five about the science and the value of GMO food crops.

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‘Field To Fork’ Blogger Bash connects farmers, foodies

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

Last week, CommonGround Minnesota held it’s annual “Field To Fork” Blogger Bash, inviting Twin Cities bloggers and foodies to Wolf Creek Dairy near Dundas for an evening of conversation about food and farming.

Guests toured the farm and used the power of social media to bring their fans along as they learned about modern agriculture. For example, those following along online learned that it takes a mere 48 hours from the time the cows are milked,

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MCGA partners with WCCO to bring Farmfest Gubernatorial Candidate Forum to statewide audience

Candidates to be the next governor of Minnesota will make the trip to Gilfillian Estates on Wednesday, Aug. 8, for the Minnesota Gubernatorial Candidate Forum. Sponsored by the IDEAg Group, the forum is scheduled for 10:30-11:50 a.m. in the Wick Building on the Farmfest grounds and will be broadcast live by WCCO News Radio.

As the official broadcast partner of WCCO’s live coverage from Farmfest, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) looks forward to the opportunity to raise awareness about the issues impacting Minnesota agriculture.

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Early results indicate corn could feed surging shrimp industry

While 1.6 billion pounds of shrimp is consumed annually in the United States, 80 percent of its supply is imported. Balaton-based trū Shrimp is looking to change that by growing healthy shrimp in southwestern Minnesota, and it is researching corn as its main food source.

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association, under the direction of the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council, is working with trū Shrimp researchers to explore corn as a cost-efficient and nutritious feed for its growing shrimp.

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TC Road Crew brings corn-themed fun to 5,000-plus students

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) again brought the corn-themed fun to Twin Cities’ classrooms this school year in a partnership with Twin Cities (TC) Road Crew. For the last three years, TC Road Crew has visited metro area elementary schools with Minnesota Corn mascot Maizey to share information about corn farming with a young, engaged audience who may not have a connection to the farm.

During the last school year, TC Road Crew brought their corn curriculum to 20 different metro elementary schools,

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Corn-themed fun returns to the ballpark with the St. Paul Saints

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is again bringing corn-themed fun to fans at St. Paul Saints games this summer. Throughout the season fans watching the team at CHS Field in downtown St. Paul will learn about modern corn farming through in-stadium promotions, interactive games and advertisements during Saints broadcasts and on the team’s website.

Both foul poles at the ballpark will once again be corn cob-themed with “Minnesota Corn” prominently displayed in the eye-catching design.

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Meet Kenzie Barth, MCGA’s 2018-2019 intern

By Kenzie Barth, Minnesota Corn Growers Association 2018-2019 student intern

Hello! My name is Kenzie Barth, and I’m the 2018-2019 Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) student intern. I just finished my sophomore year at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, double majoring in plant science and agricultural communication & marketing. I’m from Upsala in Morrison County. On campus, I’m serving as the 2018-2019 CFANS Student Senator, and I’m involved with the Beta of Clovia sorority and the Gopher Crops and Soils Club.

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Tour of Minnoco

Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific arrives in Minneapolis

Industry and government officials representing 17 countries in Asia and Oceania met in Minneapolis last week for the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific. There, high-level officials from agriculture, environmental and energy ministries representing the region met with members of the United States ethanol industry and U.S. officials to discuss current and future prospects for expanded ethanol use throughout the Asia Pacific.

To begin the event, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association worked with event sponsors U.S.

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MCGA names Academy for Sciences & Agriculture scholarship recipients

Earlier this month, two students from the Academy for Sciences & Agriculture High School (AFSA) received a college scholarship from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA), which partnered with the school in an effort to help grow the next generation of leaders in agriculture.

Bayley Coronado and Mitchell Morris received $1,000 scholarships from MCGA. As students at AFSA, both will pursue careers in the agricultural and science fields. The charter school, located in Vadnais Heights,

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Minnesota Corn returns to the pitch with the Minnesota United

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) partnered with Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United for another year to share the conservation efforts of the state’s corn growers this summer.

The partnership in its second year is an opportunity for MCGA to connect with a young, enthusiastic fan base at Minnesota United matches. Soccer fans will have the opportunity to learn how our states’ corn farmers are caring for our natural resources via in-stadium signage,

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