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Leader Update
Leader Update is the official weekly e-newsletter of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association providing the latest in policy from St. Paul and the nation’s capital, updates on corn checkoff-funded research, consumer outreach events and more: Subscribe here.

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Registration is open for MN Ag EXPO 2020

MN Ag EXPO returns to Mankato Jan. 22-23, and registration is officially open for one of Minnesota’s premier agricultural trade shows.

MN Ag EXPO is free to attend, but you will need to register prior to the event to ensure you have a meal ticket during the two-day trade show. This year will again feature an excellent list of exhibitors and an engaging lineup of speakers.

Announced so far,

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Mental Health Awareness

Workshops teach skills to help someone with thoughts of suicide

Minnesota’s Department of Agriculture and Department of Health are sponsoring workshops across Greater Minnesota focused on preventing suicide in ag communities. Titled safeTALK, the free-to-attend, half-day seminars focus on how to recognize signs of someone considering suicide and help.

Each seminar will be led by Glen Boomstrom, who is a retired U.S. Army chaplain trained in handling post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide. Boomstrom will be using his experience to teach each workshop training people to use their senses to identify thoughts of suicide and how to engage—all in an interactive format.

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Ag & Food Day returns this Saturday before Gophers take on Cornhuskers

The 7th Annual Ag and Food Day will put agriculture in the spotlight prior to the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers this Saturday. The tailgate tradition brings together Minnesota’s ag and food sector outside of TCF Bank Stadium for a celebration of their impact on the state.

On a day honoring all things agriculture, Saturday’s matchup appropriately features schools from two of the top four corn-producing states in the nation.

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Landscape Arboretum reveals the Farm At The Arb

(The Arb at the Farm was unveiled during a festival event in September.)

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

With a classic big red barn overlooking the scene, visitors to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s new “Farm at the Arb” exhibit can now begin to better understand how plants, specifically crops like corn, are grown by farmers today.

“As farmers, one of our goals is to help people better understand their food and food production,

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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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Festival to celebrate opening of ag-focused Arboretum exhibit

(While focused on the future, the Farm at the Arb exhibit will also honor agriculture’s past with a renovated red barn.)

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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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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