Who is the Missouri Hemp Association?

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We are a commodity group that wants to expand the resources of Missouri agricultural hemp to benefit farmers, processors, manufacturers, and consumers. We want to use hemp-based products to make our state a place that fosters entrepreneurship for growing hemp.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to educate and create value by using solid research to support development and growth in the hemp industry in Missouri.

Our vision is to help entrepreneurs at every level take measurable risks utilizing high quality, truthful information to avoid disinformation and fraud in the system.

The MHA Team

William J. Cook

Executive Director

Meghan T. Dixon

Executive Administrator

Derek L. Fox

Marketing & Tech Director

Christina Plank

Retail Product Manager

Brian Kurz

Native Prairie Farm Manager

Corey Plank

Native Prairie Research Manager

Brad Dixon

Organic Specialist

Shane Hall

Crop Advisor


MHA Associates

MHA Associates work with the MHA and its members to provide high-quality products, services, and opportunities. They agree to treat MHA members fairly and professionally, to pay attention to our members needs, and to create value for our members. If a business is listed as an MHA Associate, our members can trust that they have been properly vetted and are a good company to do business with.


If you are interested in being a part of the Missouri agricultural hemp industry, you should consider joining the Missouri Hemp Association. We are currently accepting grower memberships, retail & service memberships, and business memberships.

Why Should I Join?

  • Access to information on the latest hemp news and regulations
  • Discounted or free access to MHA events
  • Opportunities for networking with growers and businesses in the industry
  • Access to member webinars and other educational opportunities
  • Access to the quarterly MHA member newsletter
  • Be a part of creating a big voice for Missouri hemp
  • Much more!

Click here to purchase a membership. You can also call the MHA office (573) 416-0273.

Latest News and Education

August 7, 2020
Auto Flower vs Photoperiod Hemp Varieties

Autoflower vs. Photoperiod Hemp Varieties

In this video, Corey Plank shows the differences between autoflower hemp varieties and traditional photoperiod hemp varieties. Recorded in July of 2020
July 2, 2020
Ag Classic Expo Announced for August 24th

Ag Classic Expo Announced for August 24th

A new summer field day has been announced for August 24th. The “Ag Classic Expo” will bring together farmers, businesses, and other agriculture professionals for a […]
June 18, 2020
Hemp Subdivision Update - Transplanting

Hemp Subdivision Update – Transplanting

The MHA and Native Prairie team have been working on transplanting photosensitive hemp plants. Watch the video to hear more from Bill Cook and Corey and […]