Posted on 10/1/13
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)—Kevin Hurst, a corn grower from Tarkio, Mo., has been elected chairman of the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC). The vote took place during the organization’s August board meeting. Hurst assumes his new role Oct. 1, succeeding Jim Stuever of Dexter, Mo.
“I appreciate the opportunity given to me by the corn growers in Missouri and look forward to a challenging and rewarding year,” said Hurst. “Missouri corn producers have faced two years of poor weather and reduced yields. I hope we can return to a normal cropping pattern and continue the educational programs that make MCMC a valuable organization.”
Hurst represents corn farmers from District 1 in the northwest region of the state. He previously served the state’s growers as MCMC treasurer and vice chairman as well as Missouri Corn Growers Association vice president, secretary and treasurer. Hurst also works on behalf of corn farmers nationally with his service on the National Corn Growers Association Ethanol and NASCAR Committees and currently is a member of the Corn PAC committee.
“It has been a pleasure to serve as the MCMC chairman over the past year,” notes Stuever. “Many things go on in the world of corn and this year has been one for the record books. I am confident Kevin will be a valuable asset to the checkoff program and corn growers across the state.”
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 2,500 members committed 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