Posted on 10/1/13
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–Kurtis Gregory of Marshall, Mo., was recently elected to the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) board of directors by growers in District 5. Gregory begins his service to corn farmers effective Oct. 1.
“I’m looking forward to serving growers and tackling my first true leadership position since returning to the farm,” said Gregory. “I’m excited about getting to know more growers and interacting with legislators. I look forward to talking with people and sharing the positive benefits of our industry.”
Gregory farms in Saline County with his wife and parents. His sister and brother-in-law also help out in the family’s operation that consists of corn, seed beans, seed wheat, alfalfa as well as a finishing hog and cow-calf operation.
Gregory replaces Billy Thiel of Malta Bend, 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 January.
“Representing growers and serving on the Missouri Corn board has been a real honor,” noted Thiel. “Kurtis is ready to step up and shows great enthusiasm. I look forward to seeing him interact with growers, industry partners and legislators as he works to move the industry forward.”
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 2,500 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