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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Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act Funding APPROVED
Governor Greitens has approved the new Missouri state budget which includes $700,000 for the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act.
This has been a three year legislative effort by the Missouri Dairy Association (MDA), the Missouri Dairy Products Association and DFA.
MDA Board of Directors along with Steve Bunse (not pictured).
Thank you Governor Greitens for supporting Missouri's dairy farmers.
Margin Protection Program (MPP) reimbursement payments will be made to all participating producers from 2015-2017. These payments will be 70 percent of the premiums for bought up coverage.

The Missouri Ag and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) of the Missouri Department of Agriculture has told MDA they plan to make the producer payments before the end of the year.

MDA will be working closely with MASBDA on the implementation of the funding.

MDA Newsletter - June 2017

Learn more about the activities of the Missouri Dairy Association during the past few months. Click "more" to read the June 2017 newsletter. 

  • MDA Awaiting Missouri State Budget Approval
  • Greitens Sends WOTUS Comments to EPA on Behalf of Ag Groups
  • Dairy Month Celebration
  • MDA Seeking Supreme Junior Dairy Champions
  • Eagle Foods Moving Operations to Texas
  • Milk Source Purchases Heartland Dairy
  • MDA Meets with EPA Administrator
  • Missouri Farmers Care Hosts Legislative Luncheon

EPA Administrator Visits Missouri
Newly appointed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt visited rural Missourians April 20 at the Thomas Hill Energy Center in Clifton Hill, Mo. The Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives hosted the event, which also featured U.S. Senator Roy Blunt. The event included MDA and many of Missouri's elected leaders including Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft (pictured with MDA Executive Director Dave Drennan).

Lincoln County Approved for Agri-Ready Status

Leveraging it's agricultural strength and economic growth opportunities, Lincoln County has been granted Agri-Ready County Designation by Missouri Farmers Care (MFC), a coalition of 45 leading Missouri agricultural groups including MDA. This designation identifies counties that create an environment conducive to agricultural opportunity and growth which are willing to actively support Missouri's largest industry.  Lincoln County was the 30th county to achieve this status.

The Lincoln County Commission was joined Friday, April 14 by Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO, 3rd), Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn, MFC Chairman Alan Wessler, D.V.M, Silex FFA members and local agriculture leaders including MDA Executive Director Dave Drennan to celebrate Lincoln County's designation as an Agri-Ready County.

Supreme Junior Dairy Champion
County and local fairs will soon be happening and MDA will again sponsor the Supreme Junior Dairy Champion Award for dairy cow competition.  Forms and more information will be available shortly to the fairs.

Congratulations to these 2016 award winners:
Leslie Birkenholz, Hopkins, Nodaway County Fair
Julie Bowman, French Village, St. Francois County Fair
Dylan Crews, Springfield, Texas County Fair
Austin Freund, Concordia, Lafayette County 4-H/FFA Fair
Adeline Dickerson, Lucerne, Putnam County Fair
Sophie Geppert, Columbia, Callaway Youth Expo
Derrek Hardy, Browning, Linn County 4-H/FFA Fair
Micheal Kieninger, Jackson, East Perry Community Fair
Clayton Kirchdoerfer, Cape Girardeau, SEMO District Fair
Courtney Lohmann, Perryville, Perry County 4-H Fair
Ellie Samek, Bolivar, Polk County Fair
Colton Rademacher, Owensville, Gasconade County Fair
Serena Stewart, Ava, Grovespring Fair
Jacob Stewart, Ava, Dallas County Fair

Livestock Update Broadcasts from Dairy Expo

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.

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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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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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