A big thank-you to all of our members who attended our Annual Meeting yesterday! It feels good to see people face-to-face instead of behind a computer screen. Thank you to all of our guest speakers as well as our representatives from Michigan State University to give us an industry recap in Plant Pathology, Wheat,… Continue reading
The position is full time with salary commensurate with experience. Individuals should have an energetic positive attitude, be responsible for individual projects, be able to manage and process information, have a customer focused mindset, be familiar with seed production, with understanding of seed corn preferred. The position requires in state travel with occasional out-of-state travel…. Continue reading
The field inspection season begins around mid-June and typically lasts until the beginning of October. Wheat inspections, along with other miscellaneous grain fields, will begin around 4 weeks before harvest and last a few weeks verifying genetic purity. Next are soybeans. Soybean inspections begin at R2 growth stage to verify blossom color and will usually… Continue reading
In the lab the crop year doesn’t follow the typical calendar year, in the lab the calendar year is June 1st to May 31st. The busiest time of year is over the winter. We will receive boxes upon boxes of corn, soybeans, edible beans, and other miscellaneous crops. During those months we dread seeing a… Continue reading
From our MCIA Family to yours, wishing you a very Merry Christmas and safe holiday season! The MCIA Office will be closed December 24, 2021 through January 3, 2022.
The MCIA seed lab is seeing some lower quality soybeans as a result of delayed harvest due to warm wet conditions in October. It is always interesting doing multiple tests on a particular seed lot to learn more about its quality. It is especially true this year. With seed – every lot is unique, but… Continue reading
Joyce has been with MCIA since 2011 as a lab technician, where her main jobs were planting and evaluating seed samples. Joyce’s duties have now expanded to overseeing all aspects of the lab, from the intake of samples to the final billing. She is very systematic and thorough – characters we have come to rely… Continue reading
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Thank you to the Producers and Farmers who put food on our table not only today, but everyday! The MCIA Office will be closed on November 26, 2021. Stay grateful, friends!
The temperatures are getting colder, which means comfort food! Below is a very delicious recipe from Joyce! Enjoy! Corn Chowder 6 strips of bacon, diced 2 medium onions, diced 6-8 small potatoes, pared and diced 2 cups water, divided 1 Tbl instant chicken bouillon 3 cups milk 2 cans cream corn ½ tsp salt 1/8… Continue reading