Our entire team at Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. works each day to bring value to our members and drive increased vitality to the Greater Mankato region. To ensure that we’re effectively updating our partners and the community on our work, we recently revamped our annual report. Instead of a once-a-year 40+ page document, we’ve transitioned to a quarterly report in a new, condensed infographic layout. This has allowed us to streamline and considerably reduce staff time as well as printing costs all while making the content easier to digest, more immediate, and more impactful. I invite you to take a look at our Quarter 1 report.
The newly passed tax bill has numerous implications that businesses from all sectors need to understand and prepare for. Agriculture is no exception. The following guest blog courtesy of CliftonLarsonAllen provides a helpful Q&A on what the new tax bill means for farmers.
Many have heard of the new Section 199A in the Tax Bill which will allow owners of sole proprietorships, S corporations and partnerships to take a deduction of 20% against their income from the business. But how does this new provision impact farmers? The following guest blog courtesy of CliftonLarsonAllen helps answer that question. Read More
Join Greater Mankato Growth and your fellow colleagues for our May Public Affairs Forum Luncheon The Economic Necessity of Immigration Reform.
Wednesday, May 3
11:30 am – 1 pm
Minnesota State University, Centennial Student Union, Room 245
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By: Sam Ziegler | Director of Project ABE
Earth Day 2016…a time to reflect and take action on making our community a better place. As an avid outdoors-man, farmer and dad protecting our natural resources is important to me as I’m sure it is to many of you. In order to protect the environment and meet the growing global demand for food means that farmers must produce more, using fewer resources through innovation and the responsible use of technology. The good news is that Minnesota farmers have been doing just that for decades. Read More
CELEBRATING NATIONAL AG WEEK
“National Ag Week” is being celebrated March 13-19 all across the United States, as well as in Minnesota, with Tuesday, March 15, being designated as “National Ag Day”. As we celebrate “National Ag Week”, it is a good time to reflect on all the traditions and advancements that help make the U.S. and Minnesota agriculture industry truly remarkable.
Congress is ending 2015 by passing a flurry of legislation that will have substantial impacts on businesses and individuals alike. Included is the first long-term transportation bill in a decade, a major education reform bill, a tax bill that extends numerous tax breaks, and a spending bill that will fund the government over the next year. Here are key highlights: Read More
For a moment take a step back in time with me to understand why harvest is such an exciting time of year. Not back in time when you remember being on your ancestors farm or the nostalgic red barn period. I am talking about back to the beginning of this year’s crop cycle. Read More
Yesterday, the Project ABE Steering Committee headed to rural Nicollet County for it’s quarterly meeting. Mitch Davis of Davis Family Dairies hosted the group at their flagship location: New Sweden Dairy. New Sweden isn’t just a flagship facility for the Davis Family, but for the entire Dairy Industry. What makes this dairy different from others? It produces more than just milk, it produces talent. Read More
During a heavy down pour Jim, John and I jump out of the truck to dash for the front door of a yellow warehouse looking building back a week and half ago. We only had fifty feet to dash to make it inside, as we wipe the water from our face we were greeted by two staff from Grain Millers Specialty Division here in St. Peter, MN. Once we signed in we spent some time in their conference room getting a briefing on the company which was quite impressive, they have food processing plants in a number of states and a couple in Canada. Read More
Hey we found this great article about agribusiness and the key roles women play in it today. Check out the article from MN Dept. of Economic Development below: