Through SDCGA membership, your voice as a South Dakota corn producer will be heard. With our membership dollars*, we have been able to hire a lobbyist who tracks agricultural legislation during each session and makes sure SDCGA's position on key issues like taxes, agriculture production, ethanol and livestock development are understood. And the strength of our membership has allowed us to lobby our congressional delegation on the Farm Bill, wetlands reform, conservation practices and a renewable fuels standard, just to name a few of the many important issues we face.
Membership is open to all corn producers and representatives of allied industries. Membership fees are:
Lifetime SDCGA + NCGA Membership — $800
(Includes five $30.00 seed certificates, a 12-month subscription to DTN Six Factors and a $50 QuickRoots™ certificate)
Three-year SDCGA + NCGA Membership — $200
(Includes three $30.00 seed certificates, a 12-month subscription to DTN Six Factors and a $25 QuickRoots™ certificate)
One-year SDCGA + NCGA Membership — $150
*Membership dues paid to SDCGA are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. The non-deductible portion of your SDCGA membership dues that is allocable to lobbying is 100 percent.
Seed Certificates can be used for $30 off a hybrid seed purchase of $100 or more from any of these supporting seed companies:
Join SDCGA at the 3-year or Lifetime level and receive a certificate towards a $100 minimum purchase of QuickRoots™. $25 certificate for 3-year membership or $50 for a Lifetime membership.
The microorganisms in QuickRoots™ have been shown to increase availability of certain plant nutrients and can increase plant nutrient uptake. QuickRoots releases plant available phosphorous, which has been shown to increase root mass allowing the plant to explore a greater volume of soil. Increased plant nutrient availability will often lead to increased plant health and vigor which can translate into a yield response. For more information, contact TJ Technologies at 1-866-819-8231, or visit their Website.
To help corn producers be more profitable, you'll receive
Ethanol information and promotion campaigns
Receive the SDCGA quarterly newsletter
And information on new uses for corn, specialty hybrids and marketing opportunities
To reduce the cost of doing business, you'll receive
Up to $90 worth of free seed corn from participating seed companies
Information from the National Corn Yield Contest
And SDCGA-sponsored showplots production research and corn hybrid information
To help develop a competitive advantage, you'll receive
The latest in information and technology at the SDCGA annual meeting
The latest information on farmer-owned, value-added opportunities
And eligibility for membership perks, like invitations to legislative forums, town hall meetings, educational seminars and golf tournaments
Please contact us with any questions you may have about SDCGA membership.