The Michigan Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is a grassroots organization of grower members dedicated to increasing the profitability of corn production. Using their affiliation with the National Corn Growers Association, a small group of farmers decided to organize an association in Michigan to promote their projects and hold educational meetings. Through their diligent efforts, the MCGA was officially launched in 1972 and now has more than 1,400 members and six county chapters. Efforts to improve the profitability of corn include marketing seminars, educational meetings, research plots, political action and tradeshows. Today, the MCGA focuses on policy work both in Lansing and in Washington D.C. that will enhance the economic viability of corn farmers through fair and just regulations, trade agreements and legislation. The MCGA is the only organization in Michigan that works solely on behalf of the state’s corn growers for pro-agricultural legislation. The MCGA works to ensure that corn growers’ voices are heard at the local, state and national levels. Members of the MCGA automatically become members of the National Corn Growers Association.