The Agriculture Business Development Division helps create opportunities for success for Missouri’s farmers and agribusinesses. The Division’s staff help facilitate growth in Missouri’s agriculture-based businesses by providing business counseling, information and training on a sector-by-sector basis. Areas of specialization include capitalization, business planning, marketing, industry development, product and brand development and organizational structures. Staff also helps facilitate growth in Missouri’s agriculture-based industries by working with key partners such as universities, associates, private sector partners and federal and state agencies to aid in the growth of each sector.


Ken Struemph, Division Director
(573) 522-1796

Karen Wilde, Division Secretary
(573) 751-4762

Shanta Emanuel, Office Support
(573) 751-4339

John Knudsen, Farm Programs Manager
ASAP Program Coordinator
(573) 751-2539

Alan Freeman, Marketing Specialist
(573) 526-4620

Domestic & International Marketing Staff

Brenda Verslues, Marketing Manager
(573) 522-9560

Casey Chasteen, Marketing Specialist
Grains, Oilseeds & Fiber Crops
(573) 751-8187

Jennifer Dudenhoeffer, Marketing Specialist
Food & Beverage
(573) 751-5611

Kellyn Freeman, Marketing Specialist
Food & Beverage
(573) 526-4849

Melissa Miller, Marketing Specialist
(573) 751-5613

Kayla Otto, Marketing Specialist
(573) 751-7213

Missouri Trade & Investment Office - Taiwan
Hank Ma, Director
Room 7B-10 & 7B-11, CETRA
5 Hsin Yi Road, Section 5
Taipei 110, Taiwan, ROC
Phone: + [886] 2 2725 1622
Fax: + [886] 2 2723 2731
Phoebe Chen, International Trade Specialist

Kurt Olsen, Dairy Development Coordinator
(573) 291-5704


Christi Miller, Program Manager
(573) 522-4170

Catherine Bohnert, Marketing Specialist
(573) 522-9213

Kelsey Temmen, Marketing Specialist
(573) 751-7794

Reagan Wempe, Marketing Specialist
(573) 751-8596

Lindsey Jones, Farm to School Coordinator
(573) 751-5019

Market News

Tony Hancock, Market News Manager
(573) 751-3459

Caroline Tyler-Carter, Market Reporter
(573) 522-1534

Market Reporters:
Steve Disselhorst: Palmyra, New Cambria, Unionville & Green City
Brian Fleischmann: Boonville
Rick Huffman: Joplin & Springfield (Feeders)
Don Kleiboeker: Joplin & Springfield (Cows)
Dan Trickey: Sedalia, Kingsville & Butler
Dennis Nagel: Patton Junction, Farmington & Fruitland (Sheep/Goat)
Roger Parker: Mexico (Sheep/Goat), Bowling Green, Macon & Kingdom City
Duane Robertson: Cuba & Vienna
Ray Schooley: Springfield (Dairy)
Dan Hill: West Plains & Norwood (Dairy)
Mark Kennedy: Koshonong (Sheep/Goat)
Josh Stephans: Diamond & Buffalo (Sheep/Goat)

Relief Market Reporters:
Steve Gill
Tracey Thompson

Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority

Wanda Ferrell, Senior Office Support Assistant
(573) 751-2129

Shawn Inglish, Loan Officer
(573) 526-6827

David Meyer, Executive Director
(573) 751-5624

Vacant, Accountant II
(573) 522-2446

Marla Young, Loan Officer
(573) 751-2670

MASBDA Regional Map

Board of Directors

Kelly Forck, Chairman
Jefferson City, MO

Robert L. Culler, Vice-Chairman
Caruthersville, MO

Richard Fordyce, Director
Jefferson City, MO

Jason Bean
Holcomb, MO

Karisha Devlin
Edina, MO

Morris Heitman
Mound City, MO

Sherry Jones
Dawn, MO

Billy Thiel
Marshall, MO