Missouri Corn Growers Share Priorities, Recognize Partners

Posted on: January 30, 2020

(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 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: Ryan Meyerkorth of Rock Port to represent District 1 in northwest Missouri; Matt Lambert of Laclede in District 2 representing the north-central region; Brian Lehman of Versailles to represent central Missouri growers in District 5; Mark Scott of Wentzville to represent District 6 in eastern Missouri; and Patrick Seyer of Oran to represent District 7 in the southeast region.

Following the annual meeting and luncheon, growers visited the State Capitol to discuss the importance of Missouri’s corn and ethanol industries with legislators and their economic impact on the state.

“We must constantly be vigilant to guarantee farmers are represented in each step of the decision-making process, on the legislative and regulatory fronts,” noted MCGA President Mike Moreland. “From meetings and conference calls to walking the hallways of Capitols, MCGA is the eyes and ears working to ensure the right moves are being made on corn farmers’ behalf.”

Members also took the opportunity to honor industry supporters for their contributions to the corn and ethanol industries. Award recipients included:

Friend of Corn Growers Award
Rep. Mike Haffner
Rep. Don Rone

Public Servant Award
Sen. Mike Bernskoetter
Speaker of the House Elijah Haahr

President’s Award
Kyle Kirby, Liberal

Honorary Lifetime Award
Mark Scott

Years of Service
Jason Hull, Skidmore
Allen Rowland, Dexter

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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Annual Meeting 2020

Growers from across the state visited the Missouri State Capitol to discuss issues relevant to corn growers with elected officials during the Missouri Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting and Legislative Day, Jan. 29 in Jefferson City. 

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Legislative Visits 2020

Missouri corn farmers visited with Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz during the Missouri Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting and Legislative Day. Growers shared the importance of corn and ethanol to Missouri's economy. 

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