Farmer leaders from across the nation elected Missouri Corn Growers Association President Mike Geske to the National Corn Growers Association Corn Board July 15. The election was held during NCGA's Corn Congress currently taking place in Washington, D.C.
Geske, a corn farmer from Matthews, Mo., is serving his third year as MCGA president. He has represented Missouri corn growers for the past eight years, sitting on the MCGA and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council board of directors for three consecutive terms. Geske also serves as chairman of NCGA's Public Policy Action Team and is actively involved in the U.S. Grains Council.
"Being elected to the national Corn Board is a great honor," Geske said. "Personally, I am humbled by this show of support from my peers and fellow growers. Professionally, I look forward to representing Missouri's corn growers on a national level and helping advance a key industry here in our state and across the country."
Geske was one of five growers elected to the Corn Board for a three-year term. Other grower-leaders elected include Guy Davenport of Creswell, N.C., Clark Gerstacker of Midland, Mich., Pam Johnson of Floyd, Iowa, and Mark Schwiebert of Hamler, Ohio. Geske and Johnson are new to the board, Davenport, Gerstacker and Schwiebert were re-elected. NCGA Corn Board members will step into their designated roles Oct. 1, 2009.
During the Washington session of Corn Congress, growers select new national leaders, establish policy resolutions and meet with congressional representatives and administration officials. To learn more about this annual event, visit www.ncga.com.
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