Missouri Dairy Growth Council
The Missouri Dairy Growth Council is a group of individuals interested in growing a viable, thriving dairy industry in the state of Missouri. This group consists of dairy producers, and allied industry representatives, state government staff and university faculty.
We’re focused on increasing the overall performance of the Missouri dairy industry by both growing our operations and by increasing production per cow of existing herds. We are intentionally working to eliminate and minimize barriers for success, so that we can improve the quality of life on dairy operations, and improve both animal welfare and milk quality. And we’re seeking out Missouri communities that are interested in having dairy operations play a role in increasing their county’s economic base.
Top ten reasons why you should come & dairy in Missouri:
- Economical land prices
- Competitive utility costs
- Free water state
- Plentiful grass and feed stuffs
- Economical property taxes
- Dairy demand because a milk deficit state
- Excess dairy processing capacity available
- Family and faith based
- Amenities available in 3 major metropolitan cities
- Average rainfall of 40 inches per year
Missouri Dairy Growth Council: Who we are…
The MDGC is a group of individuals interested in growing a viable, thriving dairy industry in the state of Missouri. This group consists of dairy producers, and allied industry representatives, state government staff and university faculty. The current council exceeds 30 members dedicated to the cause.
Formed in January, 2003, the council meets regularly to explore opportunities in communication, legislation, education and capital sources for producers. MDGC has established a website for communicating with members, dairy producers, and others interested in the state’s dairy industry. The council seeks out opportunities to be in front of producers looking to relocate or expand existing operations. The council annually sponsors a dairy financial summit to inform lenders of the specific funding needs of growing dairy operations.