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MFA Foundation 

At MFA, we support youth in agriculture. We know that today's young people are tomorrow's leaders.  And we put our money where our mouth is.

Every spring approximately 300 graduating high school seniors receive MFA scholarships, co-sponsored by the MFA Foundation and participating local MFA agencies. We've done this for more than 50 years to the tune of more than 10,000 scholarships and $10 million.

MFA Foundation scholarships are offered at high schools with participating MFA Agri Services Centers, MFA Oil Company propane plants and MFA Oil Company bulk plants. Students - Please contact your school counselor to see if your school has an MFA Foundation  sponsored scholarship available. Counselors obtain applications from participating MFA locations.

The MFA Foundation makes gifts directly and generally, in an unrestricted manner, to private colleges. While the college scholarship program constitutes the main thrust of the MFA Foundation, the Foundation also pursues other worthwhile projects.

The Foundation also contributes to other programs that are consistent with the Foundation's original purpose of providing educational opportunity for youth. Included in these programs are: Missouri 4-H Foundation, Missouri FFA Association, Missouri Young Farmers Association and Missouri Young Farm Wives Associations.  



The MFA Ag Experience 

The Ag Experience is a work study program designed for college students who have completed either their sophomore or junior year in a bachelor’s program in agriculture, business or a related field.  

This program allows students to spend 12 weeks in the real world of production agriculture.  They will be working with members of MFA Incorporated where they will get hands on experience in an area that matches their career objectives.

 The Ag Experience is a partnership between MFA Incorporated and an educational institution, whereby students are hired by MFA for a specified period of time into a professional or technical position that correlates with their area of study in order to provide them with hands-on experience and prepare them for the workforce.  Deadline for the 2015 Ag Experience is Dec. 1, 2014.

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    4-H and FFA 

Every year, MFA supports youth livestock projects with the 4-H and FFA Project premium program. Students who use MFA products can win money for county and state Rate-of-Gain contests as well as two carcass contests.

Capitalize on your livestock project with MFA 4-H/FFA livestock project premiums. Beef, Dairy, Swine, Sheep, Bucket Calf and Goat projects are eligible. 

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Learn how MFA feed can benefit your show animal.

Ring Leader Show Ration - A highly palatable feed designed to bring out the full genetic potential of market show calves. 

Muscle Pig Show Diet- A balanced feed that promotes efficient, lean gain and improved carcass.

Show Lamb BT34- Promotes health and gain to develop lambs to their full potential.

Show Goat Ration- Promotes health and gain to develop goats to their full potential.  

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"Achieve maximum net return per acre utilizing the most cost effective resources."

The MFA PowerCalf program provides access to the latest technology along with products and services to increase profit for the cow/calf producer. Combining best management practices with detailed records, MFA staff can assist in digitizing, analyzing and benchmarking herd improvement for increased profit. PowerCalf helps producers measure and manage all aspects of their operation, from forage quality to herd genetics, health & nutrition protocols, and reproductive efficiency.

PowerCalf is a menu of products and services producers can choose from to fit their needs, it is not a specific set of requirements or protocols.

PowerCalf is also where the most current best management practices are outlined so that producers can choose the tools they need to deploy the practices they wish to use.

PowerCalf can help:

  • Utilize all applicable whole herd best management practices.
  • Capture data points necessary for measuring key production activities.
  • Digitize, standardize, and manage production data to facilitate decision making.
  • Determine and access the genetics most able to improve desired performance and quality.
  • Prepare your calf crop for marketing at the point of maximum return.
  • Maximize the efficiency, quality, and sustainability of your forage base.



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Red Angus Assoc. of America

 

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      TESTIMONIALS 

 

 "When my buyer says they are MFA Health Track cattle, I don't do anything to
them and I have never had a problem."

David Schneider, Heifer Development
Feedyard - Tribune, KS

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