Serving as the voice of grain farmers in the governmental process, the Maryland Grain Producers Association works to protect and promote the grain industry in Maryland. Officers, staff and members participate in the legislative and administrative process both in Annapolis and Washington DC to work for positive business and environmental policies to promote a viable and thriving grain industry in Maryland. Affiliations with the nationl grain organizations, as well as the U.S. Grains Council and U.S. Wheat Associates, ensures your strong representation on issues such as trade, crop insurance, renewable fuel standard, and the farm bill.
Members receive a complimentary ticket to the annual Maryland Commodity Classic on the fourth Thursday in July. This includes exhibits, program, and crab feast.
The premier event of every corn growing season since 1965, the National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC) offers challenges and rewards to each entrant! 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. Learn More
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 through the X-Plan vehicle pricing
plan. 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 from our office that will identify them as an NCGA member and deserving of the discount.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both the state and national organizations support students with college scholarships to pursue agriculturally-related careers.
The Ag Weather Advisor Program features a complimentary email subscription service designed specifically for 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.