MFA Incorporated has a 14-member board of directors composed of farmer/members. The cooperative is managed by a professional management team of corporate officers.

    Board of Directors


District 1
Barry Kagay
Amity, Mo.

District 2
Tom Dent
Humeston, Ia.

District 3
John Moffitt (Vice Chairman)
Kirksville, Mo.

District 4
Carlton Spencer
Faucett, Mo.

District 5
Don Schlesselman
Concordia, Mo.

District 6
Kendall Kircher
New Franklin, Mo.

District 7
Jimmie Reading
Curryville, Mo.

District 8
David Callis
Sedalia, Mo.

District 9
Davin Althoff
California, Mo.

District 10
Tim Engemann
Hermann, Mo.

District 11
Don Mills (Chairman)
El Dorado Springs, Mo.

District 12
Glen Cope
Aurora, Mo.

District 13
Wayne Nichols
Pomona, Mo.

District 14
Doyle Oehl
Jackson, Mo.


    MFA Incorporated Officers


President and CEO
Ernie Verslues

Senior Vice President of Corporate Services and General Counsel
J. Brian Griffith

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Raetz

Senior Vice President of Agri Services
Craig Childs

Senior Vice President of Supply Operations and Marketing
Don Houston

Staff Attorney and Corporate Secretary
Stefan Knudsen

Vice President of Feed Operations and Animal Health
Dr. Alan Wessler

Vice President of Plant Foods and Transportation
Bill Coen

John Akridge

Executive Assistant and Assistant Secretary
Pam Hiller

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"Achieve maximum net return per acre utilizing the most cost effective resources."

The MFA PowerCalf program provides access to the latest technology along with products and services to increase profit for the cow/calf producer. Combining best management practices with detailed records, MFA staff can assist in digitizing, analyzing and benchmarking herd improvement for increased profit. PowerCalf helps producers measure and manage all aspects of their operation, from forage quality to herd genetics, health & nutrition protocols, and reproductive efficiency.

PowerCalf is a menu of products and services producers can choose from to fit their needs, it is not a specific set of requirements or protocols.

PowerCalf is also where the most current best management practices are outlined so that producers can choose the tools they need to deploy the practices they wish to use.

PowerCalf can help:

  • Utilize all applicable whole herd best management practices.
  • Capture data points necessary for measuring key production activities.
  • Digitize, standardize, and manage production data to facilitate decision making.
  • Determine and access the genetics most able to improve desired performance and quality.
  • Prepare your calf crop for marketing at the point of maximum return.
  • Maximize the efficiency, quality, and sustainability of your forage base.

Call toll free 1-888-514-2333 for more information.
Health Track Program Requirements PDF Download
Health Track Program Brochure 2015

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    Breed Associations Links

American Angus Assoc.
American Gelbvieh Assoc.
American Hereford Assoc.
American-International Charolais Assoc.
American Simmental Assoc.
North American Limousin Assoc.
Red Angus Assoc. of America


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Beef Magazine
High Plains Journal
Successful Farming
Today’s Farmer



    Market News



Missouri Department of Ag Market Reports


    Online Resources

 Merck Veterinary Manual

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 "When my buyer says they are MFA Health Track cattle, I don't do anything to
them and I have never had a problem."

David Schneider, Heifer Development
Feedyard - Tribune, KS

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