Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) has announced that Dan Engemann has been hired to be its new Director of Regulatory Affairs.

Engemann brings substantial experience and knowledge to MOFB. He has spent the last five years in the Missouri Senate, most recently as Chief of Staff to Senator Karla Eslinger and District Director for Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz. In addition to these roles, he has served as Executive Director of the Coalition to Protect the Missouri River, where he focused on advocacy for flood control, navigation, and utilities along the lower Missouri River. He also previously served on the staff of Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer and worked at the Missouri Soybean Association and the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Engemann currently serves as an agriculture representative on the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC), a 70-member federal panel advising the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on the operation of the Missouri River Recovery Program. He was elected by his fellow members as MRRIC’s Vice Chair, in which he served for two years. Dan is a member of the Agriculture Leadership of Tomorrow (ALOT) Class XII.

Engemann was raised on a cattle and row crop farm near Hermann. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management and a minor in political science. Dan resides in Hermann with his wife Amanda and children Blake, Atalie and Haley. He and his family are active members of Hermann First Baptist Church.

MOFB President Garrett Hawkins said of Engemann, “Dan is an outstanding addition to our team at Missouri Farm Bureau. Our organization has long been a leader in fighting burdensome regulations in rural America. Dan’s knowledge and experience will help protect our members from overregulation and make sure their voices continue to be heard for years to come. I look forward to working with him as we fight for Missouri’s farm and ranch families.”

Engemann begins his new duties today. He succeeds Leslie Holloway, who retired December 31 after 26 years of service to Missouri Farm Bureau.