JEFFERSON CITY - District representatives for the Missouri Corn Growers Association who were elected in July took their seats on the board Oct. 1 to oversee corn check-off investments.
Among those re-elected to serve another three-year term was Jim Stuever, a farmer from Dexter , representing District 7 (southeast region).
The MCMC board of directors is comprised of 13 farmers elected from across the state. This volunteer producer board is dedicated to enhancing the profitability of corn production by investing check-off dollars in development and expansion of corn markets, utilizing the latest industry research, facilitating communication with farmers and customers and partnering with major agricultural organizations on state, national and international market development efforts.
MCMC's sister organization, MCGA, is a grassroots organization of nearly 1,800 farmer-members dedicated to increasing the profitability of corn production through sound policies, market development, education, outreach and involvement in the political process.
Elected in August, as president of the organization for the 2006-2007 year was Mike Geske of Matthews. Geske represents District 7 (southeast region),
"This year is one for the record books," said Geske. "With the passage of the Missouri Renewable Fuel Standard and continued growth in the ethanol industry, there is no doubt that we are moving in the right direction. I especially want to thank Terry Hilgedick, our retiring president, for his leadership and dedication to Missouri 's corn farmers. He spent countless hours away from the farm in order to make sure our voice was being heard in the halls of the State Capitol. I look forward to continuing the momentum he created in order tackle the issues that are important to our growers."
Several Missouri corn growers have also been appointed to serve on National Corn Growers Association Action Teams and Committees. Geske was also appointed to serve on the Public Policy Action Team.