Posted on 10/1/13
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–Jim Stuever of Dexter, Mo., has assumed the title of Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) president effective Oct. 1. Elected during the organization’s August board meeting, Stuever succeeded Rob Korff of Norborne, Mo.
“It has been an honor for me to be president of the Missouri Corn Growers Association this past year and I am delighted to turn over the reins to Jim Stuever,” noted Korff. “Jim is very qualified and will do a great job leading the organization forward.”
Stuever represents corn farmers from District 7 in the southeast region of the state. He previously served the state’s growers as Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) chairman, treasurer and vice chairman, and MCGA vice president. Stuever has also represented corn farmers nationally, currently serving on the National Corn Growers Association Trade and Biotechnology Action Team and leader of the U.S. Grains Council Biotech Advisory Team.
“It is a challenge to follow in the footsteps of the many fine leaders MCGA has had over the years, and Rob Korff has been one of them,” said Stuever. “Looking forward to the year ahead, we have a lot of work to continue on both the state and national levels. From the new farm bill, defending the ethanol industry, expanding both exports and domestic use, to water quality, locks and dams, river management, there is a long list of important issues. I am sure with the valuable input from our members, MCGA can do an enormous amount to help promote corn and ensure growers’ interests are advanced.”
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. 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 committed to market development, research and education. To learn more about the corn industry in Missouri, visit www.mocorn.org.
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Director of Communications
Missouri Corn Growers Association