Warren County farmer Greg Schneider is the new chairman of the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council.
Schneider previously served the state’s growers as MCMC vice chairman, secretary and treasurer, as well as Missouri Corn Growers Association vice president and secretary-treasurer.
Schneider also has represented corn farmers nationally, serving on the National Corn Growers Association’s Bylaws Committee, Research & Business Development Action Team, and Corn Productivity and Quality Action Team, as well as the U.S. Grains Council’s Middle East/Africa Advisory Team.
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve as chairman for the upcoming year, welcoming new board members and working alongside others on issues we see coming forward,” Schneider says. “The Missouri Corn Merchandising Council works hard to expand markets and promote today’s industry.
"In the coming year, we will continue working closely with our partners at the U.S. Grains Council and U.S. Meat Export Federation to open new and protect existing markets for U.S. corn, ethanol and distillers grains in other countries. We also look forward to promoting corn and exploring areas of growth here at home.”
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 committed to market development, research and education.
Schneider, along with the newly elected MCMC board members, assumed their roles Oct. 1. He is joined by Vice Chairman Jay Schutte, Benton City; Secretary Matt Lambert, Laclede; and Treasurer Brent Hoerr of Palmyra.
New MCMC board members Ryan Meyerkorth of Rock Port and Patrick Seyer of Oran recently were elected by growers in Districts 1 and 7, respectively, and assumed their new roles Oct. 1.
MCMC is a long-standing partner with the U.S. Grains Council to enhance the value of corn, ethanol and distillers grains through strong international exports.
Serving on USGC advisory teams are Jay Schutte, Asia; Mark Scott, value-added; Gary Porter, Western Hemisphere; Dylan Rosier, Middle East/Africa/South Asia; Jay Fischer, ethanol; and Brent Hoerr, innovation and sustainability.
Samantha Davis, Missouri Corn director of public policy, will serve on the trade policy team, and director of marketing Bradley Schad continues on the ethanol team.