Missouri Corn Growers Association membership benefits include:
Serving as the voice of growers in the governmental process, the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) works hard to maintain a pro-corn business and policy environment. In Washington, D.C., and Jefferson City, MCGA is committed to defending Missouri’s corn industry and your right to farm.
Whether battling new regulations, defending the Renewable Fuel Standard, fighting for the continued use of atrazine or shaping the next farm bill, Missouri Corn will continue to work for corn farmers’ best interest.
Published monthly for Missouri Corn Growers Association members, each edition of the StalkTalk newsletter provides news growers need and updates on the latest issues impacting the corn industry.
National Corn Growers Association Membership
Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents more than 36,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide.
NCGA and its 48 affiliated state organizations work together to create and increase opportunities for their members and their industry.
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. Log in to www.fordpartner.com and members can: • See and research the full range of vehicles available (very few models are excluded) • Determine the special pricing available to members • Find factory rebates and other incentives in their area in addition to the special pricing • Look up area dealers and search dealer inventories or request quotes over the internet Once the member has selected a vehicle or found an area dealer to work with, they need to select a unique, member-specific PIN that will identify them as an NCGA member and deserving of the discount. The member will need the PIN to lock in the final, discounted purchase price. Once the member has logged in to www.fordpartner.com with our partner code—NCGA2—there is a link to the PIN page.
Members receive discounts of 10‐50% on hotel rooms across the country and around the world. Book through our exclusive website for the best worldwide inventory of hotels, room availability and rate‐type options. Username: ncga and Password: ncga2, or call 800‐892‐2136.
Members receive a 5% discount 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. For internet rentals, use the NCGA promotion code: 01RC004.
Receive a 12% discount on the purchase of Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s gift cards, giving members access to an unbeatable selection of fishing equipment, hunting apparel, outdoor gear, footwear, luggage, camping products, gadgets and more. Cards may be used online or in one of their retail locations. To order cards, call your State or National Corn Grower Association Office.
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. Special low pricing on copy paper. Take advantage of the same pricing available to some of the country’s largest corporations with free shipping and no small order or delivery fees.
National Corn Yield Contest
The premier event of every corn growing season since 1965, the National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC) offers challenges and rewards to each entrant! In 2011, a record 8,425 growers accepted the challenge to test their corn production skill and knowledge by competing with proven winners to reach the ultimate goal of CHAMPION. NCGA wants to challenge you to take advantage of this opportunity to explore new ideas and production techniques, while gleaning knowledge to enhance your future yield potential.
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 more information on the NCYC, check out the http://ncga.com/corn-yield-contest.
NCGA Ag Weather Advisor Program
The NCGA Ag Weather Advisor Program complements farmers’ other favorite sources of weather information by providing information not easily available elsewhere: insights on how much rain to expect, days in advance; video briefings on precipitation and temperature trends for the up‐coming week; and pre‐ and post‐event analysis of weather events.
Sponsored by BASF Corporation, the NCGA Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program annually awards five (5) $1,000 one-year scholarships to qualified second-year undergraduate students (or later) or graduate students enrolled in agriculture, agribusiness, or ag vocation program at an accredited junior college, college or university.
The premier convention for the U.S. corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum industries providing growers a full regimen of educational sessions and social events, plus a world-class trade show. National Corn Growers Association members save $100 over the non-member full package registration. For more information about Commodity Classic visit www.commodityclassic.com.
Lifetime Members receive a $35 discount to any Missouri Corn Growers Association event, including golf tournaments and sporting clays shoots.
To receive a copy of the latest benefits and services, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in joining? Contact Katie Marshall or Ann Kistner at (800) 827-4181 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. You can also print and complete our membership form. Completed forms can be mailed to 3118 Emerald Lane, Jefferson City, Mo 65109.
*Dues paid to the Missouri Corn Growers Association are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to restrictions imposed by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 as a result of association lobbying activities. The Missouri Corn Growers Association estimates that the nondeductible portion of your 2020 dues which is allocable to lobbying activity is 100 percent.