Posted on 8/7/14
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) President Jim Stuever of Dexter, Mo., was elected to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) board of directors at the annual delegates meeting in Omaha, Neb., July 30. Stuever is the first Missouri corn grower to serve on the board in over 15 years. For more than two years, Stuever has led the USGC Biotechnology Advisory Team, helping build consensus and aid policy development to enable trade where biotechnology is concerned.
“Since I began farming, I found it very important to serve my community and agriculture by being active on local boards,” noted Stuever. “That led me to serve as a board member with Missouri Corn, which then introduced me to the U.S. Grains Council. My first corn mission trip to Morocco, Egypt and Jordan really opened my eyes to the value of the programs the Council provides to our growers, export partners and to the improvement of lives in those areas. I know our efforts as the Grains Council have been, and continue to be, instrumental in improving lives around the world and here at home too.”
Stuever represents corn farmers from District 7 on the Missouri Corn board of directors. He has served the state’s growers as Missouri Corn Merchandising Council chairman, treasurer and vice chairman and MCGA vice president. In addition to his role as USGC Biotechnology team leader, he has represented corn farmers across the nation on the National Corn Growers Association Trade and Biotechnology Action Team.
“We are very proud of Jim and the hard work he’s put in over the last few years,” said Missouri Corn CEO Gary Marshall. “His steady, calming influence on the committee and leadership with Missouri Corn really paved the way for this national office. I’m confident he will work hard to expand markets for growers here at home and help maintain key relationships with our export partners across the globe.”
A longstanding partner of Missouri Corn, the U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. corn, barley, grain sorghum and related products. Learn more at www.grains.org.
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Director of Communications
Missouri Corn Growers Association