Gary Porter closeup inside  cab Missouri Corn Merchandising Council
TIME TO SERVE: Gary Porter of Mercer, the Missouri Corn Growers Association president, was elected to the National Corn Board during the summer Corn Congress. He will serve a three-year term beginning Oct. 1.

Missouri corn grower elected to National Corn Board

Mercer corn grower stays engaged for the future of the family farm.

Mercer County farmer Gary Porter will represent Missouri's corn farmers on the National Corn Board.

Farmer-leaders from across the nation elected the Missouri Corn Growers Association president to the National Corn Board during the National Corn Growers Association's Corn Congress in Washington, D.C.

In his speech before the NCGA delegates, Porter highlighted family, local ethanol sales and the need to grow market access in Mexico and across the globe.

"It is an honor to be elected to the National Corn Board," Porter said. "With three sons actively involved in farming, my family is rooted in corn production. I am committed to this industry. I am committed to this industry's future. And I'm committed to doing my best for corn growers."

Porter, a corn farmer from Mercer, represented Missouri corn growers for the past nine years, sitting on the MCGA and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council board of directors for three consecutive terms. Porter also works on behalf of corn farmers nationally with his service as the team leader for the U.S. Grains Council Western Hemisphere advisory team.

He was one of four growers elected to the National Corn Board for a three-year term. Other grower-leaders elected include Brandon Hunnicutt of Nebraska and Kenneth Hartman Jr. of Illinois. Current board member Don Glenn of Alabama was re-elected. Board members will step into their designated roles on Oct. 1.

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

Source: Missouri Corn Growers

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