Schutte Named Missouri Corn Growers Association President

Posted on: October 4, 2021

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)—Jay Schutte of Benton City, Mo., assumed the role of Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) president effective Oct. 1. Elected during the organization’s August board meeting, Schutte succeeds Jay Fischer of Jefferson City, Mo.


Schutte previously served the state’s growers as the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) chairman, vice chairman, secretary, and treasurer. He also served as MCGA secretary/treasurer. Schutte represented corn farmers nationally, previously serving on the National Corn Growers Association’s Risk Management and Transportation Action Team and chairman of the Ethanol Action Team, as well as the Asia Advisory Team with the U.S. Grains Council.


“It is a privilege to be elected to lead the organization, and I am honored to work alongside a great board and staff,” noted Schutte. “This is my tenth year on the board of directors for the Missouri Corn Growers Association. Experience is a great teacher, and the main thing I have learned is we possess the capabilities to simultaneously handle a wide span of issues.”


Schutte continued, “Just in the last month, our organization has met with elected officials and regulatory staff to discuss significant concerns impacting corn growers, including tax legislation, river transportation issues, exports, and many more. We will continue to work with our political leaders to ensure farmers’ voices are heard on these important matters and any other issues that may appear on the radar.”  


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

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