New Missouri Corn Officers Take The Wheel

Posted on: October 2, 2023

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)— With the start of a new fiscal year, the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) and the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) announced a new slate of officers, the appointment of recently elected board members, and national committee assignments. 

The election of the 2023-24 MCMC officer team took place during an August board meeting held in Branson. The following MCMC leaders assumed their new roles Oct. 1:



Matt Lambert


District 2


Vice Chairman

Patrick Seyer


District 7



Adam Casner


District 2



Dylan Rosier

Mound City

District 1

Also elected in August, the 2023-24 MCGA officers are:



Brent Hoerr


District 3


Vice President

Brian Lehman


District 5



Ryan Meyerkorth

Rock Port

District 1

New MCMC board member Brian Willott of Mexico, Mo., was recently elected by growers in District 3 and assumed his new role Oct. 1. He will be nominated as a candidate for the MCGA board at the organization’s annual meeting in January. Willott replaces Jay Schutte of Benton City, Mo., who served the maximum 12 years. 

MCMC is a longstanding partner with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) to enhance the value of corn, ethanol, and distillers grains through strong international exports. Serving on 2023-24 USGC advisory teams are Ryan Meyerkorth, Value-Added; Gary Porter of Mercer, Ethanol; Adam Casner, Ethanol; Brian Lehman, Middle East/Africa/South Asia; Dylan Rosier, Western Hemisphere; Matt Lambert, Trade Policy; and Brent Hoerr, Innovation and Sustainability. Jay Fischer of Jefferson City was also re-elected to the USGC board of directors as corn sector director.

Several Missouri Corn leaders also volunteer their time on National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) action teams and committees. The 2024 NCGA action team appointments will be released later this month.

The MCMC board of directors is comprised of 14 corn growers 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. 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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MCMC Leadership

Photo Caption: The Missouri Corn Merchandising Council announced their new leadership team, which took effect Oct. 1. Pictured (l-r) Chairman Matt Lambert of Laclede, Vice Chairman Patrick Seyer of Oran, Secretary Adam Casner of Carrollton, and Treasurer Dylan Rosier of Mound City.

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MCGA Leadership

Photo Caption: The Missouri Corn Growers Association rolled out their new leadership team for 2023-24. Pictured (l-r) President Brent Hoerr of Palmyra, Vice President Brian Lehman of Versailles, and Secretary/Treasurer Ryan Meyerkorth of Rock Port.

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