A few reasons to not miss MN Ag EXPO 2020

MN Ag EXPO will be taking over the Mankato Civic Center Jan. 22-23, bringing hundreds of farmers from across the state together to learn the latest in Minnesota agriculture. Beyond the packed trade show floor, engaging keynote speakers and opportunities to chat with your fellow farmers, here are a few additional reasons to attend the trade show later this month:

  • The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) Annual Meeting: A must-attend event for MCGA members,
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Supercomputing comes to Ag

(University of Minnesota Supercomputing Experts Kevin Silverstein and Naomi Hospodarsky will help the Soil Health Partnership bring powerful analysis to its data.)

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

The power of supercomputing has helped bring new levels of accuracy to many areas, including weather forecasts as one example.

A National Corn Growers Association initiative, the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) has begun working with the University of Minnesota’s interdisciplinary supercomputing group called GEMS to bring that predictive power to conservation agriculture.

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The 7 most-read stories from 2019

While most farmers won’t be sad to see it go, 2019 was a year when farmers persevered despite the challenges on the farm. The most-read stories from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) blog last year highlight the resilient nature of the state’s corn farmers and their determination to build a brighter future on the farm:

  1. Prevented planting: Deadlines, resources for farmers impacted by wet spring: Not a particularly uplifting most-read story from the past year,
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New ebook highlights research bringing corn to new markets

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association supports nearly $4 million in research year, with a large part of that investment going towards projects that increase demand for corn. MCGA’s highlights this exciting research in its latest ebook: The Expanding Role of Corn.

Free to download, the e-book dives into four projects by speaking with the researchers who are leading them. Each has the potential to bring corn to previously unthinkable markets while also producing products with tremendous environmental benefits.

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Chat with leading researchers about corn farmer-funded projects at EXPO

(Brock Olson will be one of five Innovation Grant participants at MN Ag EXPO on Jan. 22)

Leading researchers will return to MN Ag EXPO Jan. 22 and 23 to showcase their projects bringing new levels of innovation to modern farm practices and expanding markets for corn. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the research supported by the corn check-off from the researchers leading each project.

On Tuesday,

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