Minnesota Corn Growers Association
The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) has partnered with Fluence Media and WCCO Radio for “Ag is Everywhere” week, set for Aug. 2-8. With trade shows and fairs cancelled due to COVID-19, the week will provide a virtual opportunity to celebrate the state’s ag sector and elevate the issues most important to farmers.
“Ag is Everywhere” will feature a U.S. Senate candidate debate, forums and interviews with key members of our ag sector—all airing statewide on WCCO Radio. And since we can’t connect one-on-one at Farmfest, MCGA is launching a virtual booth during the week highlighting the latest developments in policy, research, ethanol and communications from the state’s corn growers.
“With the cancellation of events like Farmfest, we lose a valuable opportunity to not only share the work of our organization, but also the importance of our ag sector,” MCGA President Les Anderson said. “‘Ag is Everywhere’ week will allow us to still make those connections by shining a spotlight on Minnesota agriculture in new and innovative ways, and I couldn’t be more excited.”
Sunday, August 2
- 9:00 AM – a Fluence Forum, a conversation with farmers’ challenges, innovation, and opportunities for agriculture producers and growers across Minnesota. Listen here.
Monday, August 3
- 8:20 AM, during The Morning News with Dave Lee – Tim Waibel, Minnesota Corn Growers Association. Listen here.
Tuesday, August 4
- 8:20 AM, during The Morning News with Dave Lee – Thom Peterson, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Listen here.
- 6:00 PM – The Farmfest U.S. Senate Forum with Sen. Tina Smith and Jason Lewis, moderated by 830 WCCO’s Blois Olson
Wednesday, August 5
- Morning Show – Farmers Union
Sunday, August 9
- 9:00 AM – a Fluence Forum – Ag is Everywhere: How Minnesota’s ag economy is innovating beyond food for fuel, conservation, and products consumers use every day.
MCGA launched a virtual booth during “Ag is Everywhere” week for the would-be attendees of Farmfest who can no longer chat with MCGA grower leaders in person. The “booth” will feature highlights from the past year in policy, ethanol, research and connecting with the non-farming public, along with videos from directors discussing the highlights MCGA members need to know.
The virtual booth opens for visitors on Aug. 3. Available at mncorn.org, the virtual booth will feature an opportunity to win a $100 Amazon gift card from MCGA as a thank you for visiting, so don’t miss it.