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.


Davin Althoff, Division Director
(573) 522-1796

Lacey Roark, Division Secretary
(573) 751-4762

Katie Luebbering, Office Support
(573) 751-4339

Domestic & International Marketing Staff

Jennifer Kliethermes, Marketing Specialist
(573) 751-5611

Paola Coronel, Marketing Specialist
(573) 526-4849

John Hensley, 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

Taylor Tuttle, Agricultural Marketing Coordinator
(573) 751-5019

AgriMissouri/Missouri Grown

Christi Miller, Program Manager
(573) 522-4170

Rachel Heimericks, Marketing Specialist
(573) 751-7794

Alexis Jose, Marketing Specialist
(573) 751-8596

Vacant, Marketing Specialist
(573) 526-4620

Market News

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

Caroline Tyler-Carter, Public Information Coordinator
(573) 522-1534

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

Relief Market Reporters:
Eric Groose
Steve Johnson

Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority

Jill S. Wood, Executive Director
(573) 751-5624

Jacob Stoehr, Loan Officer

Danielle Weed, Accounting Generalist II
(573) 522-2446

Alex Wyrick, Loan Officer
(573) 526-6827

Marla Young, Loan Officer
(573) 751-2670

Board of Directors

Karisha Devlin, Chair
Edina, MO

Morris Heitman, Vice-Chair
Mound City, MO

Chris Chinn, Director
Jefferson City, MO

Kelly Forck
Jefferson City, MO

Brian Gerau
Cape Girardeau, MO

Sherry Jones
Dawn, MO

Billy Thiel
Marshall, MO