Posted on 9/30/14
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–Kevin Hurst of Tarkio, Mo., assumes the title of Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) president effective Oct. 1. Elected during the organization’s August board meeting, Hurst succeeds Jim Stuever of Dexter, Mo.
“The last year has gone by in a flash. It’s been a honor to serve the state’s corn growers,” noted Stuever. “Kevin is a top notch leader and Missouri Corn will be in great hands in the year ahead.”
Hurst represents corn farmers from District 1 in the northwest region of the state. He previously served the state’s growers as Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) chairman, vice chairman, treasurer as well as MCGA vice president and secretary/treasurer.Hurst also represents corn farmers nationally, currently serving on the National Corn Growers Association Corn Political Action Committee and the U.S. Grains Council Middle/East Africa Advisory Team.
“I am thankful for this opportunity to serve growers as President of the Missouri Corn Growers Association,” said Hurst. “We have a great history of strong leadership so there are big shoes to fill. While there are big challenges in the year ahead with the record yield and low prices, I look forward to leading the organization as we look for new avenues and expanded markets for corn growers across the state.”
MCGA is a grassroots organization of more than 2,700 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