MO Corn Growers Honored for Flood Documentary

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The video tale of the flooding destruction of Missouri farm land has been recognized as an award winner in two categories.

The 33rd Annual Telly Awards named the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC) and Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) documentary as a Bronze winner in both the online video-documentary and online video-social responsibility categories for the short documentary, “Underwater and Overlooked: Crisis on the Missouri River”, a 15-minute film detailing the personal losses caused by the 2011 Missouri River flood.

“This honor for Missouri Corn is a fitting tribute to those growers who stepped in front of the camera to share their story,” says Missouri Corn Director of Communications Becky Frankenbach. “It’s heartbreaking that nearly a year later many farmers are still struggling to repair the damage left behind. Our work to ensure flood control is a top priority for Missouri River management is far from finished.”

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honor outstanding commercials, video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world. This year, nearly 11,000 entries were received from all 50 states and numerous countries.

If you haven’t seen it yet – watch it here.

Congratulations to the MO Corn team for the honors!