JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Brandon Thiel of Marshall, Mo., was recently elected to the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) board of directors. Thiel began his volunteer service to corn farmers effective Oct. 1.
“Being part of the Missouri Corn board of directors provides the opportunity to contribute to improving the corn industry,” noted Thiel. “We’ve got a lot to be excited about as an industry. The world population continues to increase, creating new, innovative demand for our crop. We are also one of the few industries that, for generations, have worked to improve and have a positive impact on the environment. That’s a story we should tell more often.”
Thiel replaces Jay Fischer of Jefferson City, Mo., on the MCMC board of directors. He will be nominated to the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) board at the organization’s annual meeting in January.
“We’d like to welcome the newly elected growers to the board,” said incoming MCMC Chairman Clint Stephens. “It’s so important to bring in new voices and increase grower participation to help promote and advance the corn industry. It truly takes all of us working together to move forward and build markets for Missouri corn farmers.”
The MCMC board of directors is comprised of 14 farmers 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. To learn more, visit www.mocorn.org.
— Missouri Corn Growers Association
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