Posted on 10/1/15
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)—Clint Stephens of Advance, Mo., was recently elected to the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) board of directors by growers in District 7. Stephens begins his service to corn farmers effective Oct. 1.
“It’s important for growers and members to be involved in their state organizations,” noted Stephens. “I think this is a good opportunity to be involved in the farming industry, learn more about how and where our product is used and create new markets for farmers.”
Stephens has farmed for 35 years, producing corn, wheat, soybeans and rice with his brother in Stoddard County. In addition to his service to corn growers, he is active on the Stoddard County Soil and Water Board and a member of Farm Bureau.
Stephens replaces Jim Stuever of Dexter, 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 pleased to welcome Clint to the Missouri Corn board,” notes MCGA President Morris Heitman of Mound City, Mo. “His insight and drive to expand markets will serve not only growers in his district, but across the state.”
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