Posted on 10/1/15
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)—Brent Hoerr of Palmyra, Mo., was recently elected to the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) board of directors by growers in District 3. Hoerr begins his service to corn farmers effective Oct. 1.
“It is a critical time to communicate the needs of agriculture,” says Hoerr. “With a challenging political and regulatory atmosphere, decisions are being made that can really impact farmers. Everyone needs to take the time to voice their concerns and share the clear message of why we do what we do. That’s what I most look forward to through my service on the board – giving a stronger voice to corn farmers.”
Hoerr farms in Marion County with his cousin raising mostly corn and soybeans in the Mississippi River bottoms. He currently serves as president of Marion County Drainage District is a board member for the Marion County Farm Bureau and is an active member of the Apostolic Christian Church. He resides near Palmyra with his wife Charlotte and his children David and Jennifer.
Hoerr replaces Scott Hays of Monroe City, 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.
“We are certainly looking forward to working with Brent on the Missouri Corn board,” notes MCGA President Morris Heitman of Mound City, Mo. “We know he’ll do a fine job representing growers in District 3 and appreciate his investment in further developing the corn industry.”
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