Missouri Wine & Grape Board

1616 Missouri Boulevard
PO Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-6807
Fax:

Email: missouri.wine@mda.mo.gov
Website: http://www.missouriwine.org

Director: Jim Anderson

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 262.835

Department: Agriculture

Mission: The Missouri Wine and Grape Board's mission is to further the growth and economic development of the grape growing industry in the state of Missouri. The Board is responsible for researching, developing and promoting Missouri grapes, juices and wine.

Function: The Missouri Wine and Grape Board provides: professional advice to Missouri grape growers and winemakers, applied research for developing grape varieties and cold hardy studies, and Consumer education to increase awareness of the Missouri grapes and wine industry. The Board also underwrites the Grape and Wine Institute in its work with winemakers and grape growers developing grape varieties suitable for Missouri

SubCommittees:

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: Eight per year (four general, four committee)

Location of meetings:

Duration of meetings: 8 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 2-8 hours

Total time commitment: 8 days (plus meeting preparation time)

Details on Members

Total members: 11

Appointed members: 7

Term length: Four year terms (with two consecutive term limit)

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses

Member Requirements: Seven members shall represent the Missouri grape & wine industry, food service industry, or media marketing industry. One member must be the president of the Missouri Grape Growers Association. One member must be the president of the Missouri Vintners Association. One member must be the president of the Missouri Wine Marketing and Research Council. One member must be the director of the department of agriculture

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Chris Chinn
Director of Dept of Agriculture

Vacant Slot
Member of grape & wine Industry, food service, or media marketing industry 1

Vacant Slot
Member of grape & wine Industry, food service, or media marketing industry 2

Mr. Ken E. Meyer
Member of grape & wine Industry, food service, or media marketing industry 3
Springfield
Term begins: Feb 4, 2010
Term expires: Oct 28, 2012

Mrs. Barbara Gibbs Ostmann
Member of grape & wine Industry, food service, or media marketing industry 4
Gerald
Term begins: Nov 13, 2007
Term expires: Oct 28, 2011

Mr. Peter Hofherr
Member of grape & wine Industry, food service, or media marketing industry 5
St. James
Term begins: Apr 6, 2009
Term expires: Oct 28, 2012

Mr. Matthew K. Kirby
Member of grape & wine Industry, food service, or media marketing industry 6
Higbee
Term begins: Mar 4, 2008
Term expires: Oct 10, 2010

Mr. Charles Dressel
Member of grape & wine Industry, food service, or media marketing industry 7
Ladue
Term begins: Apr 20, 2009
Term expires: Oct 28, 2012

Mr. Jason Gerke
President of the Missouri Grape Growers
Platte City

Mr. Cory Bomgaars
President of the Missouri Vintners Association
Rocheport

Ms. Katie Knott-Gill
President of the Missouri Wine Marketing and Research Council
Steelville