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Geske honored for more than a decade of service to the corn industry.

February 1, 2017

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SERVING OTHERS: The Missouri Corn Growers Association recently honored New Madrid County corn farmer Mike Geske (center) for his years of service to the association, as well as the corn and ethanol industries. He is pictured here with MCGA president Gary Porter (left) and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council chair Kyle Kirby.

Missouri Corn Growers honored Mike Geske for his more than 15 years of service to the corn growers of the state and nation.

A corn farmer from New Madrid County, Geske has been a respected leader on the Missouri Corn, National Corn Growers Association and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance boards of directors. So this month, the Missouri Corn Growers thanked him for his years of service on behalf of corn farmers with regard to issues like government regulations and trade.

"Serving growers has been an incredible experience, beyond anything I could have expected," Geske said in a statement. "You get a chance to meet some of the best farmers who are willing to step up to the plate to help their entire industry and their neighbors. If nobody did that, we'd be in really bad shape. Despite lacking the funds many industries have to impact policy; it is the grassroots of Missouri Corn that have been extremely effective. What we have been able to achieve throughout the years is really unbelievable."

Members also took the opportunity to honor other industry supporters for their contributions to the corn and ethanol industries. Award recipients included:

Public Servant Award
Lt. Gov. Mike Parson

Friend of Corn Growers Award
State Sen. Dough Libla, R-Poplar Bluff
State Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia

President's Award
Kevin Hurst, Tarkio
Jim Stuever, Dexter

Outstanding Partner Award
MFA Inc.

Honorary Lifetime Award
Morris Heitman, Mound City
Rob Korff, Norborne
Kenny McNamar, Gorin

Missouri Corn 2016 Top Recruiter
Kurtis Gregory, Marshall

Years of Service
Kurtis Gregory, Marshall
John Moreton, Charleston
Mike Geske, Matthews

The Missouri Corn Growers Association is a membership organization of farmers dedicated to growing and defending the corn industry. MCGA works in the best interest of farmers on key agricultural issues and fights for pro-agriculture, pro-corn legislation.

Source: Missouri Corn Growers

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