MDA Mission Statement
The Missouri Dairy Association, an organization of dairy producers, is committed to promote, protect and enhance the Missouri dairy industry by working to insure the profitability of dairy producers.

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2017 Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars

Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars presented by the Missouri Dairy Association and the University of Missouri will take place February 20-24, 2017 in Sedalia, Springfield, Mountain Grove, Jackson and Union.

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Profit Seminar Presentations
Download presentations from the 2017 Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars. Click here to view and download the presentations...

Forage Expert to Talk at Profit Seminars
Dr. Bruce Anderson has led forage extension and research at the University of Nebraska since 1979.  His extension emphasis focuses on alfalfa production and marketing and pasture management. 
His Hay & Forage Minute is heard weekly on major farm radio stations throughout the state. Research emphasizes forage quality in hay and pasture systems, utilization of warm-season grasses, and pasture legumes. 
Dr. Anderson is recognized nationally as an authority on alfalfa production techniques, hay quality management, native warm-season grasses, and forage-livestock systems. He is a highly sought speaker and advisor because of his practical approach to sophisticated forage management.
Dr. Anderson is a native of a small dairy and row crop farm in Minnesota. He received his B.S. in Agronomy from the University of Minnesota and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Missouri. He resides on and operates a small, forage-only farm near Lincoln.

Livestock Update Broadcasts from Dairy Expo

Dairy Expo Hotel Sold Out
The Ramada Oasis Hotel and Convention Center is SOLD OUT for sleeping rooms for the Heart of America Dairy Expo this week, Thursday, January 19 through Saturday, January 21.
We have made arrangements with the Best Western Hotel, which is right across Glenstone Ave. from the Ramada.  
Mention you are with the Heart of America Dairy Expo and receive a special Expo rate of $69.99 plus tax.
The Best Western's phone number is (417) 862-0701.
Five good reasons to attend this week's Expo:
  • Four nationally known dairy speakers on timely topics (from feed to finance to promotion)
  • Producer panel discussion on "managing during tough financial times"
  • Women in Dairy Social Moment with Midwest Dairy Association Program
  • Largest trade show ever with 68 exhibitors (from as far away as California and Wisconsin)
  • New equipment displays
Encourage your neighbors to attend!  
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Heart of America Dairy Expo Program Announced
Dairy farmers from all over the southern Midwest will be gathering in Springfield, MO, January 19-21, 2017, for the fifth annual Heart of America Dairy Expo presented by Hiland Dairy Foods.
The Heart of America Dairy Expo features four nationally known dairy speakers, and the largest dairy specific trade show in the southern Midwest, at the Ramada Oasis Hotel and Convention Center. 

Greitens, Blunt Talk with Dairy Farmers

During the State Fair, Governor-elect Eric Greitens and Senator Roy Blunt listened to MDA President Ted Sheppard of Cabool, Mo., discuss the financial crisis facing dairymen.

Wagner Visits with MDA Board

Congresswoman Ann Wagner (Dist. 2) visited with the MDA Board during the State Fair to discuss current issues facing Missouri's dairy producers.

Hartzler Visits with Dairy Farmers

Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler (Dist. 4) met with MDA members during the State Fair to discuss trade issues.

Schwinke Receives Award at Governor's Conference
MDA's first president, Arlen Schwinke, Morrison, received the Dairy Legacy Award at the Governor's Conference on Agriculture.

Fletcher Receives Newcomer Award

MDA member Charles Fletcher, Purdy, received the Missouri Grown Newcomer Award at the Governor's Conference on Agriculture.


Welcome to the Missouri Dairy Association

We hope you use this site to gain information on upcoming events and news related to the dairy industry in Missouri and surrounding areas.


Highlights from the Heart of America Dairy Expo

Kids, Cows and Camp: Preparing the Next Generation

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – With an aging population of farmers and producers, preparing agriculture’s next generation is more important than ever.

University of Missouri Extension has been teaching dairy producers how to hand over their operations to that next generation. “That’s very important if we want to keep the industry alive,” said Karla Deaver, MU Extension 4-H youth specialist.


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DTN Videos
3/24/2017 Farmer Fair Practices Rules
3/29/2017 Spring Wheat Rallies Wednesday
3/29/2017 Quiet Trade Wednesday
3/29/2017 Heavy S. Midwest Rain Wednesday

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Rain Thursday in Central, Eastern Areas
Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

Rain, showers and a few thunderstorms will cover the southwest, central and east Midwest region and the eastern Delta area Thursday into Thursday night. Improving or maintaining soil moisture for development of winter wheat and for planting corn. Scattered thundershowers will move into the southeast US crop region tonight and Friday. The rain in the central plains wheat belt is ending today after bringing generous and widespread totals to the Hard Red Winter Wheat belt during the past 2 days. » More DTN Weather Commentary

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DTN Market Matters Blog
Editorial Staff
Monday, March 27, 2017 10:34AM CDT
Spring wheat and durum acres are expected to shrink this year as farmers turn to other crops.
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Missouri Dairy Association
David R. Drennan - Executive Director 
1954 Sumter Ridge Court
Chesterfield, MO 63017 
Phone: (636) 519-9300 
Fax: (636) 519-1403


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