2017 Winter Meeting
|The MNICCA 2017 Winter Meeting will be held on February 2, 2017 at the Crow River Winery, Hutchinson, MN. This year we will be making exhibit space available to all Sustaining Members. If you are not a Sustaining Member and would like to exhibit at the meeting please contact Lance Otto at 507-430-1559.|
2016 Meeting Presentations
Presentations from the 2016 MNICCA Winter Meeting are now available for download here. You will find the U of M presentations as well as submissions from our affiliate members.
Outgoing President Rick Gilbertson
Incoming president Bryce Nelson presents a plaque to Rick Gilbertson thanking him for his year of service during 2015 as MNICCA president.
Hand Lens Donations
In the fall of 2015, MNICCA donated a total of 50 hand lenses to area colleges. The hand lenses that were donated to the Ridgewater and Mankato Technical Colleges are used for the enhancement of education to the agronomy students that are enrolled in identification classes. The hand lenses at each college will be used as teaching tools in the correct manner to help identify correct disease pathogens, weeds, insects, seeds,etc. The MNICCA organization wants to encourage students to look at agronomy professions such as independent crop consulting as a career choice.
2016 Winter MeetingUnpublished
The 2016 Winter Educational Meeting will be held on Friday, February 19 at the Hutchinson campus of Ridgewater College.
The winter educational meeting is shaping up to be packed with both technical presentations as well as a session on “how to be an effective voice for Ag” in the afternoon presented by Bruce Vincent, a nationally-renowned speaker. Technical presentations will include the latest on corn nitrogen management and updates on soybean aphid tolerance to pyrethroid insecticides and research regarding soybean cyst nematodes.
2015 Annual MeetingUnpublished
MNICCA Winter Educational & Annual Meeting
Outgoing president Curt Burns receives a plaque from Jared Anez for his service as MNICCA president.
Find your local independent consultant
Independent crop consultant members of MNICCA take great pride in their true independence from agricultural input providers. How can you find your local independent provider?
Our web site provides the tools you need:
- Selecting the "Consultants Map" link will take you to a Google map that let's you explore consultants in your area.
- If you prefer a list of consultants, you can click the "MNICCA Members" or "Affiliate Members" links. Clicking on a consultant from these lists will provide detailed contact infromation for the member as well as other pertinent details about services provided.
Helping farmers do things right when margins are tight
MNCCA Column for The Farmer
By Curt Burns
We’re heading into a lean period in crop profitability. After several years of strong returns, margins in 2015 will be tight. Many crop farms could lose money if corn and soybean prices don’t rebound.
How will you adjust your operation for lower commodity prices? One of your best resources is a professional crop consultant.
Certified crop advisers, or CCAs, offer informed and independent advice on the decisions that affect profitability, including fertility, variety selection, seeding rates, crop protection, integrated pest management, and precision farming.