Posted on 1/24/18
(JEFFERSON CITY)–Corn farmers, industry representatives and guests from across the state gathered in Jefferson City, Mo., yesterday for the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) annual business meeting and legislative day.
The morning kicked off at the Capitol Plaza Hotel with MCGA’s annual meeting. Members reviewed financials, heard from industry leaders and elected five board members: Morris Heitman of Mound City to represent District 1 in northwest Missouri; Gary Porter of Mercer in District 2 representing the north central region; Jay Schutte of Benton City to represent northeast Missouri growers in District 3; Kyle Kirby of Liberal to represent District 4 in the southwest region; and Greg Schneider of Warrenton will represent District 6 in east central Missouri.
Following the annual meeting and luncheon, growers visited the State Capitol to discuss the importance of Missouri’s corn and ethanol industries with legislators, as well as farmers’ efforts to continually improve production practices and preserve the land and water for future generations.
“With farmers being such a small minority, it is more important now than ever to have a voice in the political arena,” noted MCGA President Kyle Kirby. “We thank the growers who took the time to be in Jefferson City and thank the legislators for listening and learning about Missouri’s corn industry.”
Members also took the opportunity to honor industry supporters for their contributions to the corn and ethanol industries during a recognition dinner. Award recipients included:
Outstanding Partner Award
Honorary Lifetime Award
Missouri Corn 2017 Top Recruiter
Years of Service
The Missouri Corn Growers Association is a membership organization of farmers dedicated to growing and defending the corn industry. MCGA works in the best interest of farmers on key agricultural issues and fights for pro-agriculture, pro-corn legislation.
To learn more about Missouri Corn, or to become a member, visit www.mocorn.org or call (800) 827-4181.
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Director of Communications
Missouri Corn Growers Association