New MCGA research director has international background


New MCGA research director has international background

The new research director for the Minnesota Corn Growers boasts a national and international education in agricultural research.

Dr. Maciej Kazula spent the past three years as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics. 

Kazula grew up on a small farm in Poland and tells Brownfield he pursued a degree in agriculture that led to an internship at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

“I really liked this experience and realized how much more I could learn and wanted to continue my education. I entered grad school and was able to complete two degrees there.”

During his doctorate work, Kazula says he studied the effects of extended corn-based crop rotations on crop productivity, soil health, and other environmental impacts.

“And assisted in a broad range of other experiments focused on better evaluation and selection of best management practices to ensure corn productivity and the environment.”

Kazula says he looks forward to serving the Minnesota Corn Growers by using his expertise to promote scientifically based solutions and innovative ideas to further enhance profitability and sustainability of corn production in Minnesota.