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ADVERTISING INFO

The Minnesota Grain and Feed Association publishes an Annual Directory of Licensed Grain Elevators and Feed Mills in the State of Minnesota (printed each March) as well as a semi-annual magazine, “Mill & Elevator News” (printed in April and September).  Advertising space is available in both publications.  Please contact our office at (952) 758-3999 with any questions or to be placed on our contact list for any future advertising opportunities.

2023 MGFA DIRECTORY ADVERTISING INFO
2022 MGFA MAGAZINE ADVERTISING INFO

DIRECTORY ORDER FORM

2023 Grain Elevator & Feed Mill Directories Available Soon!

Copies of the 2023 grain elevator and feed mill directory, published by the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association, will be available in the coming weeks. The 108th annual edition contains very useful information on every licensed elevator, feed mill and grain buyer in Minnesota. In addition, the directory contains a listing of other ag organizations, current grain and feed laws, a buyer’s guide and other pertinent industry information. The cost for the annual directory is $98, which includes postage and handling.

(Members receive one complimentary directory each year.)  

To order copies, please complete the order form and return it, along with your check to the address below.

If you have any questions concerning this annual directory or other association activities, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (952) 758-3999.

Directory Order Form

Send Order Form & Check To

Minnesota Grain and Feed Association
1407 1st St. NE
New Prague, MN 56071

Convention / Trade Show

CONVENTION INFORMATION

116th MGFA Annual Convention & Trade Show

The River’s Edge Convention Center – St. Cloud, MN
March 13 – 15, 2023

The 116th Annual Convention and Industry Trade Show of the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association, is scheduled for March 13 – 15, 2023 and will be held at the River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud. Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend this unique gathering of grain and feed industry friends and colleagues. The networking alone is worth the price of admission. This is the place where you can learn from other industry professionals, open up new business opportunities, learn about what is new to the industry and benchmark your company against your competition.

Hotel Booking Information

Best Western Plus Kelly Inn – $109/night

100 4th Ave S. – St. Cloud, MN 56301

Phone: 320-253-0606

Courtyard by Marriott – $139-$149/night

404 West St. Germaine St. – St. Cloud, MN 56301

Phone: 320-654-1661

For Reservation:

Call either hotel & mention the MGFA Convention,

Or for reservations at the Courtyard by Marriott, use the link below:

https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1650486743663&key=GRP&app=resvlink

 

2023 Convention Registration Form

2022 Convention Firm Attendance List

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

2023 Exhibitor Contract

2023 Advance Registration Form

2023 Electrical Service Form

2023 Trade Show & Shipping Forms

2023 Floor Plan

2023 Exhibitor List

Links

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • Selling or Storing Grain in Minnesota – What farmers need to know before selling and/or storing grain in Minnesota.  To learn more about what to expect and how laws protect you and your grain, go to https://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants-insects/grain-licensing
  • Weekly Crop Reports from the USDA – Visit the National Agricultural Statistics Service to see the most up-to-date statistics. Go to: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Minnesota/index.php
  • Minnesota Grown Directory – Buying locally grown food is a red-hot sonsumer trend, and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is happy to help people find information about the best of Minnesota with its 27th annual Minnesota Grown Directory. The directory lists more than 660 Minnesota farmers markets, nurseries, berry patches and other places offering local food and other agricultural products. For a free copy go to www.minnesotagrown.com or call 888-868-7476.

GENERAL INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Warning – Zero Tolerance for Treated Seed in Grain – Poster Available

As planting gets underway across Minnesota, your farmer customers need to be reminded about the importance of taking precautions to ensure treated seed does not enter the grain supply. The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Grain Standards Act allows ZERO TOLERANCE for treated seed occurring in grain. A poster warning your customers of this zero tolerance policy is available here. The use of seed treatment technologies, including neonicotinoid insecticide treatments, is an effective tool to provide the necessary protection of seeds for a strong, healthy start. It is essential that those who treat, handle, transport, and plant treated seed manage them properly and in accordance with the label instructions to minimize the risk of pesticide exposure to non-target organisms. For detailed information about stewardship of treated seed, check out www.seed-treatment-guide.com

MN Unit Train Loading Elevator Facilities

A list of unit train loading elevator facilites in the state of Minnesota, their track capacity and elevator service road.

Grain Elevator Manual

The Grain Elevator Manual is a cooperative effort of the MAAO Agricultural Committee and the MN Department of Revenue. Over the last 15 to 20 years, grain elevators have gone through many changes and are being affected by many factors. Please note the functional and economic obsolescence sections in the front of the manual. If you have any questions about the manual, please contact Tom Houselog, Chairman of the Grain Elevator Cost Schedule subcommittee at 507-283-5022 or by email at tom.houselog@co.rock.mn.us. Click the link in the box (at right) for a PDF of the manual.