MDA Newsletter - December 2017  02/12/18 10:11:07 AM

While You Were Farming, Missouri Dairy Association was Representing You

MDA President Ted Sheppard discussing the importance of funding the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act with Governor Greitens at the Missouri Farm Bureau Annual Meeting with MDA Director Stacey McCallister looking on.
Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parsons (left) and Representative Hannah Kelly (District 141) met with MDA President Ted Sheppard and Board Member Stacey McCallister to discuss the funding of the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act. Parsons committed to finding out the status of the dairy funding. 2017 December 4 Lt. Governor with Ted and Stacey.jpg
Much of the U.S. agricultural world converged on Kansas City this fall to participate in the annual convention of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. The meeting provides a great opportunity for agricultural businesses and organizations like MDA to tell their story.  Chuck Zimmerman of Ag Wired interviews MDA Executive Director Dave Drennan. 2017 November 9 at NAFB with Chuck Zimmerman.jpg
Missouri DNR held the first meeting of the Agricultural Needs Technical Workgroup on November 15 to map out a new Missouri Water Resources Plan for the state.  This was the first of many meetings to come.  The Water Resources Plan is a part of a Missouri statutory requirement.  MDA Executive Director Dave Drennan participated along with Farm Bureau, Pork Producers, Poultry Federation, MFA, JBS, the University of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Agriculture. 2017 November 15 DNR Missouri Water Resources Plan 1st meeting.jpg
MDA Supreme Junior Dairy Champions Recognized The following youth were awarded MDA's Supreme Junior Dairy Champion Award this summer at local fairs with dairy competition. Congratulations to all!
  • Oliver Appleton, Mtn. Grove, Tri-County Fair
  • Gretchen Dickerson, Unionville, Putnam County Fair
  • Austin Freund, Concordia, Lafayette County 4-H/FFA Fair
  • Madelaine Giebler, Neosho, Newton County Fair
  • Derrek Hardy, Browning, Linn County 4-H/FFA Fair
  • Cassandra Iman, Cole Camp, Cass County Fair
  • Clayton Kirchdoerfer, Cape Girardeau, SEMO District Fair
  • Addie Lenz, Bunceton, Cooper County Youth Fair
  • Alicia Ley, Washington, Franklin County Fair
  • Courtney Lohmann, Perryville, Perry County 4-H Fair
  • Dylan Muench, Jackson, East Perry Community Fair
  • Jared Parrigon, Stotts City, Jasper County Youth Fair
  • Nathan Penn, Edina, Knox County 4-H/FFA Fair
  • Colton Rademacher, Owensville, Gasconade County Fair
  • Amelia Rohrbach, Fulton, Callaway Youth Expo
  • Garrett Samek, Bolivar, Polk County Fair
  • Blake Wright, Verona, Lawrence County Youth Fair
Registration is now open for the Heart of America Dairy Expo January 18-20 in Springfield at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center. Use the attached registration form. Go to for more information. 2018 Logo.jpg
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