JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Soybean farmers and advocates from around the state will head to the Capital City next week for the annual meeting of the Missouri Soybean Association.
The MSA and leaders in the soybean industry will converge on Monday, January 30th for two days of events, meeting with legislators and other members of the industry.
The events kick off Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. with a welcoming reception for the state’s elected officials at the Merchants Building in downtown Jefferson City.
Representatives, senators and statewide elected officials are invited to join members of the Missouri Soybean Association for the reception, which will last until 7:30 p.m.
The next morning, the Missouri Soybean Association will get down to business, holding their annual meeting in House Hearing Room 2 at 8 a.m.
During the course of the meeting, attendees will be given updates from the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Department of Natural Resources. MSA President Matt McCrate is expected to speak, as will Donnell Rehagen, the CEO of the National Biodiesel Board.
The topic of biodiesel fuels has been one of the major issues for soybean farmers, one that the MSA has been advocating for years now.
The Tuesday morning meeting is open to the public and free to MSA members and their guests.
Afterward, the soybean farmers and MSA will be in the Capitol to visit with legislators.
Benjamin Peters was a reporter for The Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine and also produced the #MoLeg Podcast. He joined The Missouri Times in 2016 after working as a sports editor and TV news producer in mid-Missouri. Benjamin is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield.