• Why Join
    Essential advocacy and long-term sustainability.
  • How to Join
    Start your future with MCGA, grow with us.
  • Member Benefits
    Membership has its rewards.

Why Join

Why Join

Advocacy. Collaboration. Respect. Effective advocacy is more than noise. It takes a trustworthy champion with the flexibility and skill to build bridges, collaborate, and conquer challenges, year after year. That’s advocacy; that’s the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

  • MCGA cultivates connections with elected officials and thought leaders to help foster conversation and a better understanding of those issues important to corn farmers such as property taxes, regulation, and health care access.
  • We advocate tirelessly for rural communities at the State Capitol, ensuring that Greater Minnesota receives a fair share of new transportation funding, expanded broadband access, and other priorities important to your community.

Setting the stage for profitability. From building new international markets to finding new uses that increase demand and developing best management practices that lower production costs, MCGA is setting the stage for long-term profitability and a sustainable future for MN corn farmers and their families.

  • MCGA partners with organizations such as the U.S. Grains Council to build export markets for American agriculture-nurturing a robust and lasting global customer base for Minnesota corn.
  • Minnesota’s corn farmers continue to invest in the future of fuels, funding upgraded infrastructure to bring higher blends of ethanol to market and increase overall corn demand.
  • We collaborate with research institutions to develop sustainable best practices that yield on-farm savings for Minnesota growers, creating a healthier and more productive agricultural system.

How to Join

How to Join

Stay up to date on the issues affecting agriculture, and amplify your voice. Or, take advantage of educational and leadership opportunities, and grow your network. Join MCGA today!

What types of memberships are available?

  • Young Adult Membership: $20 per year (for ages 16-24 only)
  • One Year Membership: $75.00
  • Three Year Membership: $200.00

Join MCGA using the partial refund program:

What is the partial refund program? Minnesota corn farmers can invest in a membership in MCGA using their check-off dollars. Membership dues are paid from the first dollars collected on a farmers’ corn check-off at the point of first purchase. To authorize and assign payment for a membership in MCGA using the partial refund program, please request a Partial Refund Membership Form below.

Do I qualify for the partial refund program? If you have sold and checked off (in Minnesota) a minimum of 7,500 bushels of corn at the $.01 rate within the last 12 months, you qualify for a 1-year membership to MCGA. If you have sold and checked off (in Minnesota) a minimum of 20,000 bushels of your corn at the $.01 rate within the last 12 months, you qualify for a 3-year membership to MCGA.

  • Request a partial refund membership form
    • Applications may be verified to ensure sufficient check-off has been paid and remitted by the “first purchaser” during the last 12 months.
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Join MCGA using credit card, check or cash:

Click here to submit your MCGA membership form online.

Or, print a MCGA membership form and mail completed form to:

Minnesota Corn Growers Association 738 1st Avenue East Shakopee, MN 55379

Member Benefits

Member Benefits

MCGA Scholarships
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to offer two $5,000 scholarships to Young Adult members who are currently enrolled or will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the fall 2020 semester. Applicants must be a current Young Adult member of MCGA and working toward a degree in an agriculture-related field. Learn more at mncorn.org/scholarships.

As a member of MCGA you are also automatically a member of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and can take advantage of additional NCGA member benefits. This includes:

NCGA-Merschman Seeds Ag Weather Advisor
The NCGA-Merschman Seeds Ag Weather Advisor Program features a complimentary email subscription service designed to complement farmers’ other favorite sources of weather information by providing information not easily available elsewhere. A

Exclusive NCGA Worldwide Hotel Discount Program
NCGA members, friends and family now have access to a worldwide inventory of hotels at exclusive discounted rates. Whether travelling for work or pleasure, individually or in a group, domestically or abroad, you can take advantage of savings that may exceed 50% and average 10-20% below best available rates. Any hotel, anywhere, anytime.

Members receive a 15% discount on the purchase of Cabela’s gift cards. Cabela’s cards can be used for shopping online or at one of their massive retail locations. Contact your state or the national office to place your order. Credit card orders only; please allow 10 days for delivery.

Ford Motor Company
NCGA participates in Ford’s X-Plan vehicle pricing plan. With a unique NCGA partner code, members can access a special website that gives them a reduced price on dozens of Ford and Lincoln vehicles.

Office Depot
Get significant discounts on office supplies from the nation’s largest office supplier. Get special pricing on hundreds of office essentials with discounts averaging 25% off retail.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
National Corn Growers Association members can now take advantage of a discount at all Enterprise car rental locations. The discount is 5% off rental fees at Enterprise neighborhood offices and 10% off rentals from their airport locations. To take advantage of the discount in person at a rental location or over the phone, growers simply need to state that they are members of NCGA.

National Corn Yield Contest
The National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC) offers challenges and rewards to each entrant. Winners will receive national recognition in publications, such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. At each Commodity Classic, state winners are recognized at the NCYC Breakfast and national winners receive awards at the evening Awards Banquet.

For additional member benefits from NCGA, click here.