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
  • Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars
  • Profit Seminar - Mountain Grove
  • Profit Seminar - Jackson
  • Profit Seminar - Union

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    Feb 119.750 119.150 119.400 0.300
    Apr 115.875 115.025 115.350 0.050

    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.

    View the Complete Program

    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.

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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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    2/21/2017 Quiet Session Tuesday
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    2/21/2017 Grains Sag Tuesday
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    Areas of Northern Plains, Canadian Prairies will see snow. Rain in the southeastern U.S. Mixed precip in the northeast. » More DTN Weather Commentary

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    If recent warm weather across the country continues, the grain shipping season on U.S. waterways could see an early start this year. The warm weather also may be a temptation for farmers to start spring field work early.
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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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