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 bi-weekly 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.
NCGA has formed a Member Purchase Program with Dell that allows members to receive significant discounts on many Dell products. Members can log on to www.dell.com/eppbuy and enter the NCGA ID number PS48542965. Remember that making upgrades can change the cost of units, so please be sure you are comparing apples to apples on not only the systems, but their components within as well.
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.
PFI Western Store
PFI Western Store is your one-stop shop for work wear, cowboy hats, boots and western apparel. It originated in 1975 as Preferred Farmers Incorporated, a dusty livestock feed and farm supply business located in Springfield, Missouri. PFI’s mission is simple: To be the most creative, customer-respected, people-oriented retailer in America. PFI is anything but ordinary, as suggested by its 30,000 square-foot retail center modeled after a turn-of-the-century train station. NCGA members receive 10% discount when they use the promo code NCGA10. Find them online at www.pfiwestern.com or call them at 800-222-4734.
Worldwide Hotel Discount Program
NCGA hotel discount.pngMCGA members, friends and family now have access to a worldwide inventory of hotels at exclusive discounted rates. Whether travelling for work or pleasure, individually or in a group, domestically or abroad, you can take advantage of savings that may exceed 50% and average 10-20% below best available rates. Any hotel, anywhere, anytime.
Exclusive NCGA Worldwide Hotel Discount Program
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Or Call: 800-892-2136, code “NCGA”
Lease or purchase virtually any make and model of car or truck, new or used, from Enterprise Fleet Management, the largest purchaser of cars in the nation. Competitive financing and a dedicated salesman from Enterprise will help you find the right car or truck for your operation at fantastic rates. For more information, contact NCGA’s dedicated account manager Craig Young at (314) 889-8543 or firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him you are an NCGA member.
Members can expect an unbeatable selection of fishing equipment, hunting apparel, outdoor gear, footwear, luggage, camping products, gadgets and more. Members receive a 10% discount on the purchase of Cabela’s gift cards. Cabela’s cards can be used for shopping online or at one of their massive retail locations. Contact your state or the national office to place your order. Credit card orders only; please allow 10 days for delivery.
Get significant discounts on office supplies from the nation’s largest office supplier. Get special 15% off everyday low Web pricing on 50 office essentials, their three top-selling case paper products and 15% off a custom list of the items you buy most often. Free next day shipping on orders over $50. Register at https://odams.officedepot.com/registrations/portal.php?a=58421637 to either shop online or print out a discount card for in-store shopping.
In addition to programs, NCGA offers great discounts on products and services to its members.
The NCGA – NASCAR partnership that helps put American Ethanol in front of 75 million race fans also provides a website for members to enjoy exclusive offers on gadgets, gear, race tickets and more.
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 Weather Advisor
The NCGA-FMC Ag Weather Advisor Program features a complimentary email subscription service designed specifically for MCGA members. Among the offerings subscribers will receive, each week the BWO Agriculture Weather Outlook will help farmers understand how much rain to expect, days in advance. Click here to subscribe.
Travelers Motor Club and Association Motor Club Marketing (AMCM) discounted membership
Ethanol supporters and MCGA members receive a $10 discount on an individual or family membership. Go to amcm-online.com and click the “Ethanol Supporters” button. AMCM is a strong supporter of ethanol blends, including E15.
For over 50 years, AMCM has been providing emergency roadside service to over 18 million members. Included in your membership is towing, battery, flat-tire and lock-out assistance, fuel and oil delivery, fluid and water delivery, hotel and travel discounts, 5% cash back hotel program, rental car discounts and $500 hit and run/theft reward.
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 email@example.com.
Interested in joining? Contact Matthew Amick or Whitney Lammers at (800) 827-4181 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 2017 dues which is allocable to lobbying activity is 100 percent.