Livestock Liaison Appointed

MISSOURI - Dan Engemann has been selected as the Missouri Department of Agriculture's new agriculture resources coordinator.
calendar icon 17 December 2007
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Engemann will work to help Missouri farmers navigate the regulatory framework associated with livestock production. He will serve as a liaison between MDA and the Department of Natural Resources to assist farms with laws and regulatory rules.

"The new position answers the needs of farmers who want to start or expand a livestock operation. Dan's experience at the Department of Agriculture will be a great asset as he works to help Missouri producers be good stewards of the land and assist in maintaining Missouri's competitive edge in livestock production," says Gov. Matt Blunt. "We must continue to support our farm families with the things they need to safeguard our state's agricultural prosperity."

Katie Smith, MDA director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, says the announcement of this position furthers Gov. Blunt's initiative of better coordination and communication between state agencies.

MDA has been proactive at seeking solutions towards livestock odor reduction. In 2005, the Department organized the Livestock Odor Task Force where members identified a strategy to reduce livestock odor through mechanical engineering, dietary manipulation and use of best management practices.

The agriculture resources coordinator position was created with existing resources and employee allotments within the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

Source:Missouri Ruralist

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