Suspected Tar spot of corn was found recently in a dry land Michigan corn field. Michigan State University is currently working on official laboratory confirmation. If you suspect tar spot please submit a sample free of charge, courtesy of the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan. To assist in research efforts submit samples to the MSU Diagnostic Services (www.pestid.msu.edu). When submitting samples be sure to indicate the location where the sample was collected. Click here for more information.
The Corn Marketing Program of Michigan is postponing the kickoff of the Michigan Corn Education, Networking and Training Program (MI CENT) until 2018. Applications will be available in early 2017 and will be due by October 1, 2017. For more information or to receive an application as soon as they are available, contact Theresa Sisung at email@example.com or 1-888-323-6601.
Click here for a recap of the 2016 Between the Rows Tour.
The Michigan Corn Growers Association is pleased to offer a new scholarship created in memory of former board member, Frank Lipinski. Frank was passionate about helping people with a non-agriculture background enter into the industry and he educated many young people on the career opportunities available in agriculture. An application and more information are available at www.micorn.org/mcga/scholarship.
The Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) program provides grant funds for the purchase and installation of ethanol-compatible infrastructure at fueling stations in the state. More information about the grant, including the RFP and application, is available at www.micorn.org/BIP
If you are looking for information to bust some common myths about ethanol, please check out these resources.
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