JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) President Jay Fischer of Jefferson City was elected to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) board of directors at the annual delegates meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, July 30. For the last eight years, Fischer has served on USGC Advisory Teams, working on programs to increase exports of U.S. corn and corn co-products.
“I’ve been on the Missouri Corn board for about 12 years and I have seen firsthand many efforts that will help farmers in the future,” noted Fischer. “What many of those efforts have in common is the Grains Council. I’ve come to understand how important it is to have a voice and to work through the Grains Council to see where our crop – where that little corn kernel I took in Jeff City, Missouri – where it really ended up. The Grains Council to me stands for not just improving our lives back here at home in Missouri, but about improving lives all over the world.”
Fischer represents corn farmers from District 5 on the Missouri Corn board of directors. He has served the state’s growers as Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) secretary and vice-chairman, and MCGA vice president and secretary/treasurer. In addition, he has represented corn farmers across the nation on the USGC Membership and Communications, and Ethanol Advisory Teams.
“We are excited for Jay as he continues his dedication to help corn farmers by working to expand markets across the globe,” said Missouri Corn CEO Bradley Schad. “Missouri Corn is a proud partner of the U.S. Grains Council and our collective efforts to build relationships and increase market opportunities around the world. I’m confident Jay will work hard on behalf of growers here at home and look for ways to build markets for corn, ethanol, and distillers grains with export partners.”
A longstanding partner of Missouri Corn, the U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. corn, barley, grain sorghum, and related products. Learn more at www.grains.org.
— Missouri Corn
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