Farmer Resources

Missouri Farm Bureau was founded by farmers for farmers. We create and share resources to help farmers be better at the work they do.

2019 Commodity Conference

European Union Agriculture Update
Mr. Hans-Jurgen Thies, Member of the German Parliament and Ag Committee

Fake Meat? Fake News!
Wes Jamison, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Relation, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Missouri Climate Trends
Patrick Guinan, Extension / State Climatologist, University of Missouri

African Swine Fever and a Secure Pork Supply
Dr. David Pyburn, Senior Vice President of Science and Technology, National Pork Board

Deep Dive Into Agricultural Hemp
Dr. Tony Brannon, Dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture, Murray State University

USDA APHIS Wildlife Services Update
Travis Guerrant, State Director-Mo/IA USDA APHIS Wildlife Services
MOFB Feral Hog Study Group
Kelly Smith, Director of Marketing and Commodities | BJ Tanksley, Director of State Legislative Programs

Crop Market Outlook
Dr. Pat Westhoff, FAPRI Director and Economics Professor, University of Missouri Farm Bureau Services, Inc.

Livestock Outlook
Dr. Scott Brown, Assistant Extension Professor, University of Missouri

Missouri Pesticide Certification and Training Discussion
Dawn Wall, Pesticide Program Administrator for the Missouri Department of Agriculture

Resources from the 2018 MOFB Commodity Conference

Over 240 attended the MOFB Commodity Conference on August 9-10, 2018, in Jefferson City at the Farm Bureau Center. Attendees heard from great speakers covering current topics of importance to agriculture: land and future rental values, the rise of cultured meat, trade issue effects on a Missouri export company, the Kansas CattleTrace pilot program, feeding cows in a drought year, protecting pollinators, livestock and row crop market outlooks, future invasive pests, grain marketing concerns and pesticide issue.

Speaker PowerPoint presentations:

Commodity Contracts

Farmers and ranchers are continually searching for ways to get more market value out of their grain and livestock. Contracting with a buyer before a seed is planted or an animal is grown is a valuable tool for financial management. In these contracts, the producer promises a certain quantity of a commodity in return for a guaranteed price. There are pros and cons to contracts, but many producers find them useful. In cooperation with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, Missouri Farm Bureau has developed two checklists to help producers determine if a contract would work in their operation:

Livestock Contract Checklist

Grain Contract Checklist

Signs for Sale

Livestock Sign

In 2015 Missouri replaced its old equine liability statute with the Livestock Liability Waiver Law. Participation by an equine/livestock owner is voluntary, but Missouri Farm Bureau believes participation is important. We encourage all equine and livestock owners to take advantage of the extra layer of inherent risk liability protection the law provides by posting the required warning notice sign on their property. Equine owners who have old equine liability signs need to update to the new sign to be compliant with the law. MOFB offers these signs to Members for $5 plus tax. Learn More about Livestock Liability Waiver Law Warning Notice Signs.

Agritourism Sign

Agritourism is important to farmers and ranchers seeking additional revenue sources, and it helps connect non-farm consumers with the source of their food and fiber.

The Agritourism Promotion Act establishes a layer of liability protection for agritourism operators via a signage and registration process. MOFB offers these signs to Members for $8 plus tax. Learn more about the Agritourism Promotion Act.

Contact Melody to order your signs.