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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Upcoming Events
  • Heart of America Dairy Expo
  • Missouri Dairy Hall of Fame Honors
  • Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars

  • Missouri Farmers Care Meets with Chris Chinn

    Missouri Farmers Care meets with Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn on November 1.

    Missouri Farmers Care
    Missouri Farmers Care

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    MU Farm Bill Summit

    Missouri's dairy farmers were represented on the livestock panel (moderated by Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler) by MDA Executive Director Dave Drennan (second from left). Drennan emphasized the need to revamp the MPP Program for all dairy farmers and the importance of dairy trade under NAFTA with Canada and Mexico.

    Farm bill programs to keep or revise drew talks at MU Farm Bill Summit

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farm bill programs received fresh looks and reality checks during daylong discussions at a Missouri Farm Bill Summit, Oct. 18 at University of Missouri Bradford Farm.

    A new farm bill, due in 2018, needs input from Missourians, says Scott Brown, MU economist and event organizer. “We look at what works and what needs change.”


    Missouri Dairy Judging Team Places 3rd Overall
    Winners of the National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Career Development Event (CDE) were announced Friday at the annual awards luncheon. The event was held in conjunction with the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Mr. Ron Tilford from Ohio served as superintendent of the event.

    The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the dairy cattle evaluation and management event are sponsored by Allflex USA Inc. Allflex USA and Allflex /SCR Dairy are proud to have the opportunity to sponsor the Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management. We take pride in the development of our future generation.

    Fair Play Wins Milk Quality Career Development
    Fair Play FFA team, from left to right they are : Sumona Khadyrke - 6th in the Nation, Lexie Simpson - 7th in the Nation, Kenzie Clark - 8th in the Nation and Travis Buckner 28th in the Nation. 

    Dairy Judging Team Takes 3rd!

    Congratulations to the Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team which took 3rd place Monday at the World Dairy Expo in Madison.

    Their score of 1,973 trailed only Wisconsin 2,017 and Maryland 2,014.

    The team consisted of Lora Wright, Ellie Wantland, Grant Groves and Daryin Sharp and was coached by Ted Probert and Karla Deaver.

    The top 10 individuals included:

    #6 Lora Wright 673
    #9 Ellie Wantland 667

    The top individual was Kylie Nickels of Wisconsin at 688.

    MDA has been a sponsor of the team for over 20 years along with sponsoring the 4-H Cow Camp in Springfield.

    Way to go!

    The MDA Board of Directors

    MDA at the State Fair

    Gov. Greitens and Sen. Blunt visit the Dairy Hall and talk with Missouri dairy farmers during the 2017 State Fair.
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    MDA Newsletter - September 2017
    Elected Officials Confer with MDA Board
    During the Missouri State Fair, MDA board members met with numerous state and national officials at the Gerken Dairy Center. 

    MDA Teams with MOFB in Support of S.951
    MDA and the Missouri Farm Bureau sent an August 18 letter to Senators Blunt and McCaskill urging their support for The Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (S. 951).

    House To Consider Exempting Emission Requirements 
    On September 7, MDA and 113 farm organizations sent a letter to each member of the U.S. House of Representatives supporting an amendment to exempt small farms from reporting minute amounts of hydrogen sulfide and ammonia emissions.

    WOTUS Repeal Letter Gains Support
    Efforts are underway to secure support from more than 100 organizations for a letter to EPA encouraging repeal of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. MDA was one of the first groups to sign on.  

    Supreme Dairy Champions Announced
    MDA is in the 22nd year of sponsoring the Supreme Junior Dairy Champion Award at local fairs in Missouri.  Each winner receives a certificate and cash award from MDA.

    Missouri Farmers Care at the Cardinals
    MDA is a charter member of Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) which is a coalition of over 40 ag groups in Missouri. MFC promotes agriculture with a display and a farm animal mascot race at Friday night Cardinals games during the season.

    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.

    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.

    Livestock Update Broadcasts from Dairy Expo

    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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    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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    Snow North on Saturday
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    Snow will again fall in northern areas Saturday, with mostly light accumulation. We'll also see renewed light showers in far southern Texas and dry conditions elsewhere. » More DTN Weather Commentary

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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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