Fischer Named Missouri Corn Growers Association President
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)—Jay Fischer of Jefferson City, Mo., assumed the role of Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) president effective Oct. 1. Elected during the organization’s August board meeting, Fischer succeeds Mike Moreland of Harrisonville, Mo.
Fischer previously served the state’s growers as MCGA vice president and secretary/treasurer as well as Missouri Corn Merchandising Council vice chairman and secretary. Fischer also represents corn farmers nationally, currently sitting on the U.S. Grains Council Ethanol Advisory Team, and previously serving on the Council’s Membership and Communications Advisory Team.
“With the challenges facing agriculture, it is now more important than ever for growers to get more involved,” notes Fischer. “We have a lot of work to do in the coming year. A big crop brings the need for more corn grind. We need more free trade agreements; we need to pass high octane, low carbon legislation; we need to export more ethanol; and we need to reduce regulations. These are all issues affecting farmers in a big way.”
Fischer continues, “This past year has been a tough one, with COVID and the inability to meet in person. I want to applaud Mike Moreland for his dedicated time and effort as MCGA president. Despite the pandemic, we had big wins thanks to the hard work of the board, staff, and members.”
MCGA is a grassroots organization committed to increasing the profitability of corn production through sound policies, continued market development, and strong involvement in the political process. To learn more, visit www.mocorn.org.
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