Dale R. Ludwig
Dale has been a driving force in Missouri agriculture for more than two decades. He spent time leading the Missouri Soybean Association, and during his time there created numerous opportunities for Missouri soybean farmers and businesses alike. Dale is excited to lead the Missouri Hemp Association and create opportunities for hemp growers and businesses throughout the state.
Meghan T. Dixon
Meghan and her husband Brad owned and operated an organic row crop and vegetable farm in Mid-Missouri. Being the mother of four was her motivating factor to get involved in organics and began advocating for organic agriculture in 2006 by volunteering with the Missouri Organic Association and is still involved as their Treasurer. She loves her work consulting farmers interested in organic agriculture and transitioning their farms to organic certification through the VISPS verification program. She is looking forward to assisting Missouri become a leader in hemp production through her work with the Missouri Hemp Association.
William J. Cook
Chairman of the Board
W.J. “Bill” Cook has been involved in agriculture for more than 50 years. Known by many as the patriarch of the new generation business in Missouri when it comes to identity-preserved grains, Cook brings a passion to all of his agricultural and rural endeavors, and he takes a systems approach to get the job done. Bill is excited to serve with the MHA and bring a new crop to Missouri farmers.