Bertz Elected To Missouri Corn Board
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)—Greg Bertz of Mayview, Mo., was recently elected to the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council board of directors. Bertz began his volunteer service to corn farmers effective Oct. 1.
“I am excited to become part of the Missouri Corn leadership team. Being involved is very important, whether in your community or working with a commodity group like Missouri Corn,” notes Bertz. “Corn production is a vital part of our operation, and I have tremendous respect for those who are willing to serve, not only to promote corn, but for the impact it has on rural communities where it’s grown, and for a strong agricultural future.”
Bertz replaces Kyle Kirby of Liberal, 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.
“It is always good to add new growers to the board,” says incoming MCMC Chairman Jay Schutte of Benton City. “They bring fresh ideas and things we may not have thought about before. I hope they bring their voices. The worst thing you can do is be silent. We need all voices and ideas to keep moving the industry forward.”
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. To learn more, visit www.mocorn.org.
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