Fueling Networks — Davin Althoff
Davin Althoff: Fueling Networks
#AgriReady Moniteau County is the home of Davin Althoff’s primary network: the family farm. Davin’s parents, Dennis and Carol, operate the family’s diversified beef operation day by day with support from Davin and his wife, Elizabeth. Davin’s four kids, who are active in both 4-H and FFA programs, also contribute to the success of the farm. The family works together to enable Davin to pursue opportunities to strengthen Missouri agriculture networks.
Earlier in his career, Davin has served as the Missouri Beef Industry Council’s business director and chief financial officer where he was heavily involved in leading communication efforts. More recently, Davin was on the leadership team at the Missouri Department of Agriculture as the director of Ag Business Development. In this position, Davin worked with efforts such as the Market News, the Missouri Grown Program, and a team focused on international trade efforts.
Davin sees each of his positions as another opportunity to connect with and serve people who have the same passion he does: agriculture.
“Farmers and ranchers can count on me to listen to their needs, concerns, ideas, and know that I will do everything I can to help them,” Davin said.
Davin knows that Missouri’s farmers have ideas that can make a difference, and he works hard to make sure those ideas are heard by those who can “move the needle of change” for farmers and the betterment of their industry.
Davin recently became the director of marketing and commodities at Missouri Farm Bureau. Davin is overjoyed to go back to his roots.
“I am excited to work for an organization that I grew up with,” Davin said and went on to reflect about his family’s roots with the organization.
According to Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins, the feeling is mutual.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Davin back home to Missouri Farm Bureau,” Garrett said. “Davin has developed many connections throughout the Missouri agriculture industry during his career, and we are fortunate to have someone of his caliber representing our members throughout the state.”
Davin believes that farmers and agriculturalists are intentional in all that they do, making them the best experts for consumers.
“So much attention and care go into the food that consumers eat. If consumers have questions, I encourage them to find a farmer to visit with instead of Google,” Davin said. He knows farmers and consumers have a lot of communicating still to do.
Davin serves on the Farmer Advisory Board for the Yield Lab in St. Louis which is an agriculture technology accelerator. He is a member of Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Farm Bureau, and the MFA Incorporated Board of Directors, all of which are contributing members of Missouri Farmers Care.