Category: Advocacy + Education

MCGA returns to Big Iron Farm Show

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association will be making its return to the Big Iron Farm Show in Fargo, held Sept. 10-12. Located in C-50, MCGA staff, directors and county leaders will be on-hand throughout the event chatting with attendees about the latest from the world of corn.

Attendees are encouraged to stop at the booth and learn about the many ways Minnesota’s corn farmers are driving growth in the state, including record-setting sales of ethanol-blended fuels,

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Minnesota’s corn growers, pollinators spotlighted at MCGA Night with the Saints

(MCGA Executive Director presented Bee Lab representatives Marla Spivak and Dan Cariveau a $5,000 check as part of the festivities)

As part of its season-long partnership with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA), the St. Paul Saints celebrate the great work of the state’s corn farmers at one game each year. MCGA Night with the Saints this year took place on Aug. 30 during the final home stand of the year for the ball club.

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‘Farm at the Arb’ brings modern ag to the Arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will for the first time tell the story of modern Minnesota agriculture in a new farm exhibit opening this month. 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.

Nearly 10 years in the making, the new exhibit will honor agriculture’s past, while focusing on the present and future.

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Monthly newsletter brings young adults in ag the news they need

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to unveil the Ag Insider, a monthly e-newsletter created for future leaders in the world of agriculture. Free to subscribe, the newsletter will deliver the news young adults need to know as they pursue a career in ag.

The MCGA Ag Insider brings premium content to your inbox detailing the latest research influencing practices on the farm, policy impacting the future of agriculture, scholarship opportunities and unique events for young members of Minnesota’s ag sector.

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Dale Busch inducted into MCGA Recruiter Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) inducted top MCGA recruiter Dale Busch into the MCGA Recruiter Hall of Fame this month. Busch is a Watonwan County Corn and Soybean Growers Association board member and a past regional representative for MCGA.

Having a passion for agriculture since growing up on a southern Minnesota farm, Busch was an ag teacher for more than 30 years in St. James and Tracy. Following his teaching career,

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MDA Trade Impact mission brings Colombia, Peru into focus

Colombian consumers have an appetite for corn-fed American beef.

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

Citizens of Colombia and Peru have been buying more American farm products every year for at least the past seven years. A recent Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Trade Impact Mission brought representatives of the corn, beef, pork, poultry and soybean industries to meet the wholesale and feed industry people in these important markets.

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CommonGround Minnesota shares farming facts with Twin Cities families

Beginning this spring, CommonGround Minnesota has partnered with two prominent Twin Cities media outlets to share information about food and farming with metro residents who may not have a connection to the farm.

CommonGround Minnesota teamed up with talk radio station MyTalk 107 to share the mission of the CommonGround program and information about Minnesota agriculture. During MyTalk’s “Weekly Dish”,  which airs Saturday’s from 9-11am, Co-Host Stephanie March will be sharing how CommonGround serves as a resource for listeners interested in learning more about how their food is produced and Minnesota agriculture overall.

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MCGA awards scholarship to Academy for Sciences & Agriculture students

Each year, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) offers a $1,000 scholarship to two students at the Academy for Sciences & Agriculture (AFSA) Charter School to help grow the next generation of agricultural leaders. Emelia Smith and Abigail Stumpner were recently announced as the 2019 recipients.

The current president of the school’s FFA chapter, Smith will attend the University of Minnesota where she will pursue a career as a veterinarian. Stumpner, who is also an FFA officer,

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MCGA returns to the ballpark with the St. Paul Saints

(MCGA Executive Director Adam Birr presented a check to the University of Minnesota Bee Lab as part of the “Aww-Shucks” promotion last season.)

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) returns to CHS Field for another summer partnering with the St. Paul Saints. Fans of all ages will again be treated to corn-filled fun, including a brand new promotion for the 2019 season.

New this year, attendees will want to break out the yoga mat in the stands for a “Moment of Zen,” offering fans at the ballpark a break from the nonstop action that typically occurs during a Saints game.

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Scholarships

MCGA Young Adult Scholarship recipients announced

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to announce the first recipients of the MCGA Young Adult Scholarship. Brooke Hoffbeck and Emilia Melson both received $5,000 scholarships to help in their journey to become a future agricultural leader.

Both Hoffbeck and Melson demonstrated their passion for agriculture by submitting essays that identified why each are pursuing a career in ag and the issues they see as most important for our state’s ag community.

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