The Minnesota Corn Growers Association board of directors elected Roger Moore to serve as president for the coming year.
Also elected were Doug Albin of Clarkfield, vice president; DeVonna Zeug of Walnut Grove, treasurer; and Tim Dolan of Gaylord, secretary. The new officers' terms are effective October 1.
"The Farm Bill is still the top priority issue," said Moore, a corn and soybean farmer from Blue Earth. "We are hoping that the Senate approves the House version of the farm bill, because the House version strikes a good balance between providing a safety net for farmers while at the same time addressing conservation and nutrition issues."
Over the next twelve months, Moore expects MCGA to aid in the process of getting the 2007 Farm Bill across the finish line, and he expects the organization to continue to champion farm-based value-added enterprises as the economic engine of rural America. "Adding value to our corn crop is where it's at," said Moore. "We are still shipping half of our corn out of the state without adding value to it, and that's too much. That represents lost opportunities."
"I want to thank Curt Watson for all his hard work as president of MCGA this year," said Moore. "He has fought hard and represented the interests of farmers and the MCGA, both in St. Paul and in Washington, working on the Farm Bill, and on local farming issues."
Roger Moore joined the MCGA board in 2000, and has served as treasurer and vice president. In addition to his duties with MCGA, Moore also serves as treasurer of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition.