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Great Lakes Crop Summit

Registration is open for the third annual Great Lakes Crop Summit (GLCS) at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant, January 27-28, 2016. The event attracted more than 700 farmers from across the state last year and this year promises to be another “can’t miss” event. Visit www.greatlakescropsummit.com for more information and to register.

Congress Attacks RFS

Last week, members of the U.S. Congress, sent a letter to the EPA bashing the Renewable Fuel Standard, a successful policy that has helped grow demand and open market access for Michigan-grown corn. This letter was full of misinformation about ethanol, which is no surprise given that it was written by lobbyists working for big oil companies. If you would like the true facts about ethanol and the RFS, please click here.

2016 Scholarships

All members of the MCGA, including students, growers and associates, as well as children of members, between the ages of 17-25 are qualified for the MCGA Scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student at a post-secondary educational institution during the fall 2016 semester in order to be eligible. All applications must be received by the Michigan Corn Growers Association office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016. A minimum of two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded. Checks will be mailed in the fall. Students are only eligible to win an MCGA scholarship two times. The application must include a membership identification number. The MCGA policy states that one membership equals one person. Only one application per membership number will be accepted. Click here to download the MCGA Scholarship application.

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation will award five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. Applications are due by December 11, 2015. Apply today. Click here for more information about the NCGA Scholarship.

Busting the Ethanol Myths

If you are looking for information to bust some common myths about ethanol, please check out these resources.

What Big Oil Doesn't Want You to Know

Clean Air Benefits of Michigan-Made Ethanol


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