Minnesota Corn returns to the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair returns Thursday, and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is excited to once again have a multi-faceted presence at the fair. Attendees of the “Great Minnesota Get-Together” will be treated to a new corn-themed attraction, as well as fan favorites.

Debut of the Minnesota Corn Fairstalk

Debuting this year at the State Fair, the Minnesota Corn Fairstalk is a 24-foot-tall art installation celebrating Minnesota agriculture. The Minnesota Corn Growers Association and Minnesota Corn Research &

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The 2020 Innovation Grant Program RFP is open for Minnesota’s corn growers

Minnesota corn farmers once again have the opportunity to put their innovative conservation ideas into action through the Minnesota Corn Innovation Grant Program. The RFP for the program officially opened earlier this month, with proposals being accepted until Dec. 31.

In its fifth year, the Innovation Grant Program has widened its focus for innovative projects on the farm. Last year, the program expanded to accept solutions to prevent both nitrogen and phosphorous loss to ground and surface water.

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Festival to celebrate opening of ag-focused Arboretum exhibit

(MCGA representatives joined others to celebrate the ground breaking for the “Farm at the Arb” attraction last year.)

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will for the first time tell the story of modern Minnesota agriculture in a new farm exhibit opening in September. Supported by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA), the “Farm at the Arb” provides the arboretum’s more than 500,000 annual visitors an up close look at how food is grown today.

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MCGA Director Harold Wolle stresses trade in Farmfest forum

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

A panel of national farm leaders at Farmfest last week spoke with unanimity about farmers’ need to take an aggressive, and ultimately optimistic approach to trade in order to survive the body blow of trade disputes with China.

“Corn growers’ number one priority is increasing the demand for corn,” said Harold Wolle, a farmer in St. James, Minnesota. “We need to keep after trade.”

Wolle is a board member of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and also serves on the National Corn Growers Association Corn Board.

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Minnesota Corn returns to Farmfest, where trade took center stage

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association returned to Gilfillan Estate last week for Farmfest 2019. The annual event was another great opportunity for MCGA staff, directors and corn grower members to meet with Minnesota farmers, elected officials and more.

Thousands of farmers came to the Minnesota Corn tent to learn the many ways “MN Corn Grows MN” and try some sweet corn ice cream. In addition to catching up on the latest in research,

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