Jefferson City, MO – – Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) has announced the hiring of Davin Althoff as the organization’s new Director of Marketing and Commodities. Althoff joins MOFB following nearly five years at the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) where he served as the director of the Agriculture Business Development Division.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Davin back home to Missouri Farm Bureau,” MOFB President Garrett Hawkins said. “Davin has developed many connections throughout the Missouri agriculture industry during his career, and we are fortunate to have someone of his caliber representing our members throughout the state.”

Althoff has been a staple in Jefferson City since starting his career at Missouri Farm Bureau as an account clerk in 1999. Since that time, he has served key roles at MDA, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the Missouri Beef Industry Council and with the Missouri Senate. He has a vast background in Missouri’s agriculture industry, capped with his recent stint at MDA where he led efforts to grow agribusiness opportunities both domestically and internationally for Missouri agriculture.

A graduate of Lincoln University with an MBA from William Woods University, Althoff remains a current owner/partner/operator of Althoff Farms, consisting of a spring/fall cow/calf enterprise, a stocker/backgrounding enterprise and a row crop operation.

Althoff began his tenure with MOFB on April 1 and will hold the role being vacated by Kelly Smith, who is retiring on April 19 after more than 35 years of service at Missouri Farm Bureau.