Minnesota Corn Growers to host 'Corn Day' at State Fair
SHAKOPEE, Minn. - The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) will host 'A-Maize-ing Corn Day' on Friday, August 26, on the Christensen Farm Stage at the Minnesota State Fair. Get ready to dance with Maizey, (MCGA's giant corn cob mascot), part...
SHAKOPEE, Minn. - The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) will host ‘A-Maize-ing Corn Day’ on Friday, August 26, on the Christensen Farm Stage at the Minnesota State Fair. Get ready to dance with Maizey, (MCGA’s giant corn cob mascot), participate in kid’s activities and learn all about corn from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. on the stage located next to the Miracle of Birth Center on the corner of Judsen Ave. and Clough St.
“The Minnesota State Fair is an opportunity for fairgoers and families to learn about agriculture and we hope to extend that during ‘A-Maize-ing Corn Day’,” said MCGA Intern Haleigh Ortmeier-Clarke.
MCGA will have various activities for children of all ages. Activities include a coloring station, pollinator seed planting, playing with ‘corn dough’, story time, corn hole games, a trivia wheel, and dancing with Maizey.
There will also be a book drawing where children may enter to win one of three children's books provided by the MCGA.
“We hope that everyone who stops by, young or old, will be able to understand how important corn is in our everyday lives,” said Nicole Krumrie, MCGA Intern.
MCGA has over 7,000 members, making it one of the largest grassroots agriculture organizations in the United States. Working in close partnership with the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council, MCGA strives to create new opportunities for corn farmers and improve quality of life.
To learn more about MCGA, go to www.mncorn.org or follow @mncorn on Twitter.
- Photo/video opportunity: Kids dancing with Maizey, planting pollinator seeds, playing with “corn dough” and playing corn hole games.
- Interview opportunities: MCGA interns Haleigh Ortmeier-Clarke and Nicole Krumrie will be available for interviews to discuss the upcoming harvest, issues facing corn farmers today and the many uses of corn in our everyday lives