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.
The Minnesota Corn 2018 Research Directory provides an overview of ongoing research projects jointly funded by MCGA and MCR&PC through the Minnesota corn check-off. The Research Directory is published on an biennial basis.
For more information on research funded by Minnesota’s corn organizations, contact Dr. Paul Meints at PMeints@mncorn.org
Request for Proposals (RFP) for Corn Research
Proposals to the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) for research related to corn production and stewardship, and expanded uses for corn were due on December 5, 2018. For additional information on the evaluation process, including the evaluation timeline, click here.
Innovation Grant Request for Proposals (RFP)
MCR&PC and MCGA are proud to support Innovation Grants for farmers looking to test or prove their ideas related to improved nitrogen and/or phosphorus management or conservation practice toward improved nutrient management. For more details on the Innovation Grant Program RFP process, click here. To view current and past Innovation Grant projects, click here.