MN’s corn farmers expand spotlight with U of M Gopher fans

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) once again partnered with University of Minnesota Gopher athletics to share corn farmers’ commitment to conservation and impact on our state. During the 2019-2020 athletic season, the partnership extends throughout the calendar year, reaching fans of all sports.

New this year, Minnesota’s corn farmers are now front-and-center during the Gopher women’s basketball season. MCGA is featured on videoboards, gameday programs, live radio broadcasts of each game, on the Gopher Sports website and more.

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MCGA podcast talks with researcher turning corn into everyday products

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association Podcast features researchers leading projects funded through the corn check-off. In its latest episode, Brownfield Ag News’ Mark Dorenkamp, who hosts the podcast, spoke with Ian Tonks (pictured) at the Center for Sustainable Polymers.

Tonks discussed his exciting research taking corn and turning them into feedstocks for everyday consumer products, including diapers, plastics and more. The research is exciting for its potential to create new markets for corn,

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Innovation Grant project takes precision agriculture to new levels

The Minnesota Corn Innovation Grant Program is entering its fifth year funding farmer-led research uncovering solutions that increase sustainability and profitability on the farm. One of six participants in attendance at MN Ag EXPO last month, Brian Velde is a longtime participant in the program whose work is certainly not short on innovation.

In the following segment from Linder Farm Network, learn about Velde’s project using an in-ground drip irrigation system that delivers precise amounts of nutrients and water to his corn crop,

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Year in Review recaps 2019 for MN corn farmers

The Minnesota Corn Year in Review for 2019 details the many efforts by the state’s corn farmers to build a more profitable and sustainable future on the farm despite significant challenges over the last year.

The annual publication recaps the news and highlights in 2019, while detailing how corn farmers’ investment in the corn checkoff is fueling advancements in research, ethanol and trade.

Read it today.

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County annual meeting season has arrived

As we enter the stretch run of winter, annual meeting season hits full swing for the state’s 52 county corn organizations. Each is an opportunity to bring together farmers on a local level to recap the prior year and organize grassroots efforts for the year ahead.

You can find each annual meeting on the Minnesota Corn Growers Association calendar located here. Have an annual meeting coming up that is not currently on the calendar?

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