Missouri Farm Bureau members drive the organization on a daily basis. Much of that work is done through committees that align with each member’s expertise and interests. To get involved in a committee, contact the committee’s advisor for more information about how you can be a part of our process.

State Resolutions Committee

The policy development process is spearheaded annually by the State Resolutions Committee (SRC), which is made up of members of the MOFB State Board, a county president from each board district, first-year members of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, members of the Promotion and Education committee, and the chairs of each Commodity Advisory Committee. Learn more about our policy development process.

State Resolutions Committee

State Board of Directors

Todd Hays – Chair, Vice President (Marion, Monroe City
Jason Kurtz – District 1 (Holt), Oregon
Andy Clay – District 3 (Moniteau), Jamestown
Chris Brundick – District 5 (Maries), Argyle
Duane Kaiser – District 7 (Barry), Monett
Andrew Boerding – District 5 (St. Charles), St. Charles

State Promotion & Education Committee

Dana Lane – Chair (Linn), St. Catherine
Brenda Kerr – District 2 (Caldwell), Chillicothe
Katie Johnson – District 4 (Benton), Warsaw
Kimberly Jones – District 6 (New Madrid), Sikeston
Ashleigh Andrus – District 8 (Texas), Cabool

County Presidents

Brad Meineka – District 1 (Lafayette), Concordia
Bill Cottrell – District 2 (Scotland), Memphis
Ashley Bergthold – District 3 (Monroe), Paris
Gary Irwin – District 4 (Vernon), Bronaugh
Dawn Boerding – District 5 (St. Charles), St. Charles
Byron McVay – District 6 (New Madrid), Lilibourne
Ben Carpenter – District 7 (Taney), Hollister
Paul Gillam – District 8 (Dent), Jadwin

State Young Farmers’ Committee

Jason & Taylor Shrewsbury – District 1 (Clinton), Stanberry
Kyle & Jessy Kendrick – District 2 (Marion), Palmyra
Dustin Stanton – District 3 (Boone), Centralia
Kay-Lynn & Geoff Lysinger – District 4 (St. Clair), Drexel
Nathan & Amber Woehr – District 5 (Osage), Freeburg
Ryan Priggel – District 6 (New Madrid), Portageville
Caleb & Allison Robertson – District 7 (Taney), Fair Play
Justin & Kayln Raef – District 8 (Laclede), Lebanon

Promotion & Education Committee

The Promotion and Education Committee works to strengthen Missouri Farm Bureau and provides leadership development for all members. As members of the 10-person committee, these volunteers help develop, implement and evaluate projects and programs that promote agriculture.

Promotion & Education Committee

Chairman – Amy Jo Estes, Gasconade County

Vice Chairman – Dana Lane, Linn County

District 1 – Vern Hart

District 2 – Brenda Kerr

District 3 – Kristal Zerr

District 4 – Katie Johnson

District 5 – Sara Schwartz

District 6 – Kyla Estes

District 7 – Tonya Claybrook

District 8 – Paula Bodenhamer

Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee

The State YF&R Committee is made up of young individuals, all involved in agriculture, all active in their communities, and all interested in helping improve the future of agriculture. Two couples from each board district are appointed in a staggered basis. In some instances, there may be a single individual instead of a couple. In order to serve as the Committee Chair, the member must be at least 18 and not older than 34 at the time of appointment. Committee members are appointed by the State Board of Directors.

College of the Ozarks


Ashlin Usrey (email)


Caleb Robertson (email)

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Commodity Committees

Missouri Farm Bureau is a general farm organization. To focus on the various sectors within agriculture, Farm Bureau has commodity advisory committees and special interest work groups that assist staff with issues affecting that specific industry. Advisory committees include beef, cotton, dairy, equine, feed grains and wheat, forestry, horticulture, rice, sheep, soybean and swine. Each year Farm Bureau members are appointed to the advisory committees by the state board of directors. If you are a member and have an interest in serving on one of the committees, please contact Davin Althoff.

Agritourism Committee

Chairman: Matt Moreland, Cass County

Steve Meier, Cape Girardeau County

Tara Peters, Phelps County

Zach Diederich, Boone County

Rachel Jones, Johnson County

Artie Cole, Barry County

Curtis Delgman, Pike County

Phil Leckrone, St. Louis County

Brett Howell, Shannon County

Bryan Boeckmann, Osage County

Amy Jo Estes, Gasconade County, Advisory

Mallory Rahe, Extension Specialist

Beef Committee

Chairman: Rick Ayers, Sullivan County

Brad Slone, Pulaski County

Lacey Miller, Marion County

Jim Sherrell, Camden County

Darin Biegel, Macon County

Kevin Cassmeyer, Cole County

Rick Squibb, Stone County

Cody Gariss, Barton County

Cody Holt, Mercer County

Nathan Isakson, Lawrence County

Stan Coday, Wright County, Advisory

Cotton Committee

Chairman: Gary Hayes, Pemiscot County

Justin Rone, Pemiscot County

Darren Brown, New Madrid County

Jason Mayer, Stoddard County

Rick Faulkner, New Madrid County

Steve Drake, Dunklin County

Gregg Mayberry, Stoddard County

David Blakemore, Dunklin County

Jerod Scott, Scott County

Jeff Hux, Scott County

Matt Deane, New Madrid County

Kenneth Keller, New Madrid County

Patrick Turnage, Pemiscot County

Barry Bean, Dunklin County, Advisory

Dairy Committee

Chairman: John Schoen, Cape Girardeau County

David Martin, Hickory County

James Penn, Knox County

Todd Groves, Christian County

Richard Bloss, Lawrence County

Nathan Thorpe, Newton County

Scott Maples, Stone County

Mark Chamberlain, Benton County

Loren Eilenstine, Wright County

Josh Walther, Cape Girardeau County

Duane Kaiser, Barry County, Advisory

Amy Jo Estes, Gasconade County, Advisory

Equine Committee

Chairman: Erica Schwoeppe, Franklin County

Kelly Eddy, Boone County

Mike Daniels, Texas County

Dusty Bell, Shannon County

David Buxton, Ripley County

Lynn Martin, Boone County

Joann Becker, Reynolds County

Stephanie Howard, Jasper County

Jennifer Keaton, McDonald County

Lori Nelson, Saline County

Gwen Sloan, Pulaski County

Todd Hays, Marion County, Advisory

Feed Grains and Wheat Committee

Chairman: Marc Kaiser, Carroll County

Kendall Kircher, Howard County

Kevin Ficken, Benton County

Seth Link, Linn County

Joe Attema, Platte County

John Smith, Randolph County

Jeremie Nothdurft, Cape Girardeau County

Hunter Cloud, St. Clair County

Andrea Kientzy, Lincoln County

Jason Kurtz, Holt County, Advisory

Forestry Committee

Chairman: Rick Merritt, Pike County

Advisory: Stan Coday, Wright County

Randy VanWinkle, Carter County

Wesley Roberts, Reynolds County

Brian Merkel, Washington County

Matt Arndt, Dekalb County

Jason Green, Dent County

Leon Michel, Shannon County

Chad Cook, Dent County

Johnathan Blakey, Douglas County

Kane Roth, Wright County

Horticulture Committee

Chairman: Zachary Oberdiek, Platte County

Advisory: Dana Lane, Linn County

John Trinklein, Cole County

Kenny Anderson, Cole County

Buck Counts, Johnson County

Ben Paulsmeyer, Osage County

Karen Null, Bollinger County

Justin Ogle, Vernon County

Steve Salt, Adair/Schuyler County

Curtis Millsap, Greene County

Jason Hirtz, Lawrence County

Poultry Committee

Chairman: Rodney Fulks, Montieau County

Advisory: Andy Clay, Moniteau County

Tim Asbridge, Lincoln County

Dustin Stanton, Boone County

Don Steen, Miller County

Jeremy Phillips, Morgan County

Keith Haslag, Pettis County

James Rickman, Cedar County

Todd Mitchell, Barry County

Clint Blankenship, Barry County

Rusty Griffis, Barry County

Rice Committee

Chairman: Blake Gerard, Cape Girardeau County

Advisory: Barry Bean, New Madrid County

Kevin Fennewald, Scott County

Rance Daniel, Dunklin County

Daniel Eddy, New Madrid County

Will Spargo, Ripley County

Dale Hardin, Stoddard County

Blake Davis, Pemiscot County

Nathan Holmes, Scott County

Ryan Wilson, Stoddard County

Alex Clark, Butler County

Sam Stacks, Dunklin County

Tom Jennings, Scott County

Rick Spargo, Butler County

Justin Landers, New Madrid County

Mike Gross, Butler County

Trent Haggard, Dunklin County

Baughn Merideth Jr., Pemiscot County

Sheep & Goat Committee

Chairman: Jeff DeShon, Boone County

Advisory: Sharon Arnold, Bates County

Jess McPhee, Clinton County

Tony Francis, Monroe County

Lynn Fahrmeier, Lafayette County

Belinda Kern, Washington County

Megan Boedges, Montgomery County

Donald Herring, Linn County

Jeramia Markway, Cole County

Will Dennis, Laclede County

Maxwell Helm, McDonald County

Valerie Petzoldt, Cape Girardeau County

Soybean Committee

Chairman: Paul Alt, Franklin County

Advisory: Drew Lock, Adair/Schuyler County

Joshlin Yoder, Shelby County

Fred Thompson, Henry County

Brad Meineka, Lafayette County

William Sheppard, Pike County

Andrew Lance, Nodaway County

Wes Gay, Daviess County

Charlie Kerr, Livingston County

Brad Arnold, Bates County

Swine Committee

Chairman: Doug Luebbering, Osage County

Advisory: Todd Hays, Marion County

Advisory: Chris Brundick, Maries County

Donnie Hays, Marion County

Shawn McEwen, Shelby County

Cory Neier, Maries County

Brian Kliethermes, Cooper County

Michael Phillips, Clark County

Tony Morgan, Barton County

Jesse Heimer, Marion County

Dale Akey, Caldwell County

Beekeeping/Pollinator Interest Workgroup

Bill Allinder, Clay County

Valerie Duever, Callaway County

Tim Fredericks, St. Charles County

Walter Els, Gasconade County

Breanda Polen, Jasper County

Bud Motsinger, Caldwell County

Eugene Makovec, Lincoln County

Bill Bennett, Iron County

Ivan Kraniek, Madison County

Larry Huber, Washington County

Sara Leiber, St. Clair County

Canine Interest Workgroup

Cathy Griesbauer, Montgomery County

Theck Triplett, Putnam County

Hank Grosenbacher, Phelps County

Jim Proffitt, Ray County

Phil Hoover, Scotland County

Lena Cross, Cooper County

Susie Reid, Laclede County

Jestine Litty, Laclede County

Grape/Vineyard Workgroup

Gus Schlottach, Gasconade County

Stephen Littlefield, Washington County

Kevin Shopher, Audrain County

Kraig Keesaman, Clinton County

Ethan Butler, Adair County

Elmer Schneider, St. Louis County

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Get Involved

Davin Althoff, Director of Marketing & Commodities
(573) 893-1416 | email Davin

Jennifer Poindexter, Director of Promotion & Education
(573) 893-1414 | email Jennifer

Eric Volmer, Director of Young Farmers & Ranchers Program
(573) 893-1411 | email Eric