Michigan Corn's annual Coffee with Corn meetings help provide an update to growers on important issues affecting the industry, and offer the opportunity to get involved.
Currently, three town-hall type meetings, all starting at 10 a.m., have been scheduled for January:
-- January 22: Hosted by Scott Miller at his farm at 6757 Warren Road in Elsie.
-- January 23: Hosted by Ed Breitmeyer at Main Street Café on M-37 in Buckley.
-- January 24: Hosted by Richard Dobbins at Sleepy Bear Winery, 2110 N. Concord Road in Albion.
As part of the meetings, nominations will be accepted for the CMPM board of directors to fill open positions as District Representatives. Nominees will be submitted to the Governor's office for his consideration and appointment to the CMPM board. The new board members will play a direct role in charting the future course of the check-off dollars through the CMPM. The board invests in research, market development, education and new use projects. Those interested in the board position must grow corn within the district. If interested, please contact the Michigan Corn office for details on how to participate in any of the meetings.
Coffee with Corn is designed as a way for growers to connect with other local farmers and Michigan Corn board members and staff to learn more about the corn industry and the challenges facing the industry.
Michigan Corn holds Coffee with Corn meetings in farming communities throughout the state to bring corn growers who contribute to the state's check-off together to talk about issues of importance to corn farmers.
Through these meetings, Michigan Corn hopes to provide growers with information that will be useful to them on their farming operations, and learn how Michigan Corn can better serve check-off contributors and improve Michigan's corn industry.
To request a Coffee with Corn meeting in your district, or to learn more about the Michigan corn industry, call the Michigan Corn office at (517) 668-2676.