Stuever Inducted To National Corn Hall Of Fame
(JEFFERSON CITY)–Jim Stuever of Dexter, Missouri, was inducted into the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Recruiter Hall of Fame during the organization’s awards banquet at the 2015 Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona, Feb. 27. Stuever, past president of the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA), earned the recognition through his efforts in recruiting members in the Show-Me State.
“Jim is a tremendous representative of the corn industry and our organization,” noted MCGA CEO Gary Marshall. “He understands the importance of a strong membership and doesn’t shy away from reaching out and encouraging growers to get involved. We appreciate his leadership and commitment and congratulate him on this national recognition.”
Stuever is only the fourth Missouri corn grower to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed on individuals who have excelled in recruiting new corn grower members in their respective states. Throughout his 10-year tenure on the MCGA board, Stuever worked with growers by hosting golf tournaments, crawfish boils and membership events as well as participating in industry discussions on key agricultural issues. Stuever also represents corn growers on the national level, serving on the U.S. Grains Council board of directors.
“Membership is the driving force behind all grassroots organizations,” said Stuever. “Involvement is crucially important when talking to the people making decisions impacting our industry. If you don’t have the membership numbers to back you up, your words may fall on deaf ears. That is why it is important to me to ask growers to become members-because we need to be actively representing our industry.”
MCGA is comprised of over 2,600 members dedicated to growing and defending the corn industry. Established in 1978, the grassroots association works in the best interest of corn farmers on key agricultural issues at the state and federal levels. To learn more about the Missouri Corn Growers Association, or to become a member, visit www.mocorn.org or call (800) 827-4181.
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