Posted on 10/5/11
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–Jay Schutte, a corn farmer from Benton City, Mo., was recently elected to the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) board of directors by growers in District 3. Schutte begins his service effective Oct. 1.
“My goal in serving farmers in northeast Missouri is to keep corn production profitable through increasing demand and expanding markets,” said Schutte. “I welcome the opportunity to serve on the Missouri Corn board and help raise the awareness and value of corn in Missouri.”
Schutte farms in Audrain County, raising corn, soybeans, wheat and beef cattle with his two brothers and niece’s husband. His family is also involved with the two local ethanol plants and has incorporated the use of distillers grains in their cattle operation. Schutte currently serves on the board of the Little Dixie Rural Fire Department, MU Bradford Research and Extension Farm and several other local organizations.
Schutte replaces Kenny McNamar of Gorin, Mo., on the MCMC board of directors. He will be nominated to the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) board at the organization’s annual meeting in February.
“There is so much to learn and so much to gain by serving Missouri’s corn farmers,” said McNamar. “It has been an honor for me and a role we know Jay will take seriously. I’m proud to welcome Jay Schutte to the Missouri Corn board of directors.”
The MCMC board of directors is comprised of 14 farmers elected from across the state. This volunteer board was formed in 1984 with the passage of a corn checkoff and is dedicated to market development, research and education. MCGA is a grassroots organization of more than 2,000 members dedicated to increasing the profitability of corn production through sound policies, continued market development and strong involvement in the political process. To learn more, visit www.mocorn.org.
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Director of Communications
Missouri Corn Growers Association