Research

Research

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Corn Research
Deadline for proposals to the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) on research related to corn production and stewardship, and expanded uses for corn: 3:00 p.m. CST on December 5, 2018.

For more details and additional information on the evaluation process, including the evaluation timeline, click here.


Innovation Grant Request for Proposals (RFP)
MCR&PC and MCGA are accepting proposals from farmers who would like to test or prove their ideas related to improved nitrogen and/or phosphorus management or conservation practice toward improved nutrient management. Proposals will also be accepted from research faculty with an innovative idea that matches the project priorities and criteria. For more details on the Innovation Grant Program, click here.

Innovation Grant RFP’s are due by 3:00 p.m. CST on December 31, 2018. 

  • Online Proposal
    • Please include the following in the body of your proposal: Project objectives, method(s) proposed, field size, equipment used/needed, number of trial replications, statistical design (where appropriate), deliverables upon completion, and an itemized budget estimate.

Farmers Investing in their Future
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) and Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) are committed to funding independent research that seeks to enhance opportunities for Minnesota corn farmers by improving agricultural practices and creating new markets for what they produce.

Minnesota corn check-off dollars, self-funded by corn farmers themselves, are funding a wide range of research projects that directly affect local business and families, including the development of value-added products, the management of corn inputs, issues related to ethanol use, the evaluation of genetic traits, and the relationship between agricultural management practices and water quality.

Results of studies are made available to growers in multiple formats, including the Minnesota Corn Research Summary, Volume 1 and Volume 2. Growers are invited to apply this information to their own farms to help optimize best management practices and increase yield and returns.

For more information on projects funded by Minnesota’s corn organizations, contact Dr. Paul Meints at PMeints@mncorn.org