Posted on 8/12/16
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–Local corn grower and former Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) President Jim Stuever of Dexter, Mo., was re-elected to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) board of directors at the organization’s annual delegates meeting in Louisville, Ky., July 27. Stuever was first elected to the USGC board of directors in 2014, the first Missouri grower to serve in over 15 years.
“Jim is a tremendous advocate for international marketing,” noted Missouri Corn CEO Gary Marshall. “Being a farmer in southeast Missouri, he is familiar with export channels and recognizes the important role today’s global customers play in utilizing a growing corn crop. We value Jim’s leadership and appreciate his willingness to serve.”
Prior to being elected to the Grains Council, Stuever represented growers in southeast Missouri on the MCGA and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council board of directors, serving in various leadership roles. In addition, he also served as team leader for the USGC Biotechnology Advisory board for more than two years and has represented corn farmers across the nation on the National Corn Growers Association Trade and Biotechnology Action Team. His current USGC term runs through July 2017.
“The Council has opened my eyes to the different layers and complexities of marketing our corn overseas,” said Stuever. “Having farmed for more than 42 years, my job is to bring the farmer voice to discussions. When the farmer and buyer understand each other’s needs we can build stronger partnerships and stronger corn markets.”
A longstanding partner of Missouri Corn, the U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. corn, ethanol, barley, grain sorghum and related products. Learn more at www.grains.org.
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Director of Communications
Missouri Corn Growers Association