The Michigan Corn van has been driving around the state doing yield checks for their Between the Rows Tour, but this year’s tour will be different than years past.
Instead of doing the eight on-farm meetings the Michigan Corn Promotion Committee does in a typical year, they’re going to be presenting the results online with three meetings, according to communications director Angel Jenio.
“On Sept. 1, we’re doing one at 8 a.m. and one at 8 p.m.,” she said. “On Sept. 3, there’s one at 8 p.m. Those will present the yield results, we’ll have an agronomy update, and then we’re having a representative from the U.S. Grains Council join us to talk about emerging and ongoing trade issues that effect the corn market.”
As in years past, growers will be able to receive RUP credits. The content won’t differ either.
“We’re going to have the same sort of content we’ve had in years past—it will be just as high quality,” said Jenio. “Of course we can’t have that in-person interaction, the networking and the camaraderie that we like so much, but we’re hoping we can at least get that valuable information out to farmers who need it.”
Jenio said MCGA made the decision to take the tour online because of the uncertainty of COVID.
“We want to be extra cautious—we would hate to get a farmer sick going into harvest season,” she said.
The events are free, but MCPC is asking everyone to RSVP ahead of time. Click here to register.