Posted on 10/2/16
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)—Allen Rowland of Dexter, Mo., was recently elected to the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) board of directors. Rowland began his service to corn farmers effective Oct. 1.
“As farmers we need to be actively involved and work to influence policy and regulatory decisions impacting our farms,” said Rowland. “I’ve heard from many elected officials how impactful it is to have a farmer come in for just a few minutes. We can make a difference if we speak up.”
Rowland began farming in 1974, raising corn, soybeans, wheat and occasionally rice. He is the secretary/treasurer for the Southeast Missouri Regional Water District and has previously served eight years on the State Farm Bureau board, president of the Stoddard County Farm Bureau and as a member of the county University of Missouri Extension Council.
Rowland replaces John Moreton of Charleston, 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 Allen to the Missouri Corn board,” notes MCGA President-elect Gary Porter of Mercer, Mo. “It takes drive and passion to improve Missouri agriculture. Rowland 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