The Coalition to Protect the Missouri River (CPR) has named Dan Engemann as the organization’s executive director. Engemann succeeds Randy Asbury, who served as director for 15 years.

CPR represents diverse interests of agricultural, navigational, industrial, utility and business-related entities. Missouri Farm Bureau is one of many organizations involved. The coalition works to support management of Missouri River resources through congressionally authorized purposes of river flood control, navigation, and responsible habitat restoration for endangered species.

“I’m excited to have Dan lead our organization into the future,” said Lynn Muench, CPR chair. “Based on his experience, I am confident he will ensure CPR remains a leading voice on Missouri River issues and I look forward to working with him in this mission.”

Engemann is very familiar with Missouri River’s importance to agriculture. He is a member of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee that represents agricultural interests. Over the years, he has worked directly on river management policies in a number of capacities. He has served as director of policy for the Missouri Soybean Association, was a district office director for U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer, and was assistant to the director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture where he was agricultural resources coordinator.

“We’re at a critical juncture regarding future management of the Missouri River and I will work hard to represent the interests of CPR’s members during these important discussions and beyond,” Engemann said.

He also has practical farming experience. His family farms Missouri River bottom land in Montgomery County. Engemann resides in Hermann, Missouri, with his wife and three children. For comments, he can be reached by email at