Posted on 10/2/12
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–Jim Stuever, a corn grower from Dexter, Mo., has been elected chairman of the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC). The vote took place during the organization’s August board meeting. Stuever assumed his new role Oct. 1, succeeding Rob Korff of Norborne, Mo.
“It is a great responsibility and honor to serve as chairman of the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council,” said Stuever. “With so many issues impacting the corn industry, it is important corn farmers dedicate time and effort to promote our product and ensure an accurate image of corn is being conveyed.”
Stuever represents corn farmers from District 7 in the southeast region of the state. He previously served the state’s growers as MCMC treasurer and vice chairman, and Missouri Corn Growers Association vice president. Stuever has also represented corn farmers nationally, currently serving on the National Corn Growers Association Trade and Biotechnology Action Team and as chairman of the U.S. Grains Council Biotech Advisory Team.
“I look forward to helping further promote the corn industry, growing our partnerships and tackling the issues impacting Missouri corn farmers,” noted Stuever.
The MCMC board of directors is comprised of 14 farmers elected from across the state. This volunteer producer board was formed in 1984 with the passage of a corn checkoff and is dedicated to market development, research and education. The Missouri Corn Growers Association is a grassroots organization of more than 2,300 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