Innovation Grant Program – Request for Proposals
MCR&PC and MCGA are proud to support Innovation Grants for farmers looking to test or prove their ideas related to improved nitrogen and/or phosphorus management or conservation practice toward improved nutrient management.

For more details on the Innovation Grant Program RFP process, including timeline, click here. Proposals were due online at 3:00 p.m., CST, December 31, 2019.

Farmers Investing in their Future
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) and Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) are committed to funding independent research that seeks to enhance opportunities for Minnesota corn farmers by improving agricultural practices and creating new markets for what they produce.

Minnesota corn check-off dollars, self-funded by corn farmers themselves, are funding a wide range of research projects that directly affect local business and families, including the development of value-added products, the management of corn inputs, issues related to ethanol use, the evaluation of genetic traits, and the relationship between agricultural management practices and water quality.

Completed Research
Results of studies are made available to growers in multiple formats, including the Minnesota Corn Research Summary, Volume 1 and Volume 2. Growers are invited to apply this information to their own farms to help optimize best management practices and increase yield and returns.

Ongoing Research
The Minnesota Corn 2018 Research Directory provides an overview of ongoing research projects jointly funded by MCGA and MCR&PC through the Minnesota corn check-off. The Research Directory is published on an biennial basis.

For more information on research funded by Minnesota’s corn organizations, contact Dr. Paul Meints at