Fischer Re-Elected To U.S. Grains Council Board
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)–Missouri corn farmer Jay Fischer of Jefferson City was re-elected to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) board of directors as the corn sector director during the annual delegates meeting in Calgary, Canada, July 27. Fischer began his service to the U.S. Grains Council board in 2021, following 8 years as an advisory team member working on programs to increase exports of U.S. corn and corn co-products.
“As a lifelong farmer and active supporter of the U.S. Grains Council for more than 14 years, it has been a privilege to serve as your at-large director for the last two years,” noted Fischer in his address to voting delegates. “Growing up, my grandpa’s world was a radius of 30 miles from his home. Now, I have the benefit of being involved in an organization that consistently proves that work 3,000 miles away is directly impacting my farm.”
Fischer has been a member of the Missouri Corn board of directors since 2009. He has served the state’s growers as Missouri Corn Merchandising Council secretary and vice-chairman, and Missouri Corn Growers Association president, vice president and secretary/treasurer.
“We are excited for Jay to continue his service – not just to corn farmers here at home, but growers and partners around the world,” said Missouri Corn CEO Bradley Schad. “As a longstanding partner of the U.S. Grains Council, Missouri Corn believes deeply in their mission and proudly supports the Council’s efforts to build relationships and increase market opportunities across the globe. Having worked alongside Jay during his tenure here at Missouri Corn, I know he is passionate about exports and will continue looking for ways to build markets for all growers.”
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. corn, barley, grain sorghum, and related products. Learn more at www.grains.org.
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