Manager/Plant Operations Superintendent - David Jones - DtJones@mfa-inc.com Cell Phone: 660-641-0023 David Jones comes to MFA with more than a decade of plant manager experience. For the past 10 years David has worked for Cargill managing 3 different shuttle loading facilities, from Texas to Colorado, to most recently in Kansas. Grain management, movement, conditioning, safety and employee training are his main focus areas as a plant manager and superintendent. David is originally from the St. Joe area and he is happy to be back closer to his family, especially his grandkids.
Grain Originator - Chad Murphy - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell Phone: 660-200-6989 Chad Murphy comes to MFA from Bunge North America as a Grain Merchandiser for multiple river export facilities in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Chad was born and raised in Bourbon, MO on the family cattle ranch, and graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Agribusiness Management. He mainly enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time on the farm.
Grain Originator - Marli Mears - E-mail: email@example.com - Cell Phone: 660-815-1442 Marli Mears comes to MFA with six years of experience from Cargill in various parts of the company, including operations and customer service. She spent the last three years as their NE KS/NW MO territory grain marketer. She was raised on a family farm just south of St. Joseph near Dekalb, Mo. She enjoys spending her free time at trucks pulls, the gym, or at a drag strip with her fiance.
Office Administrator -Kerry Arthur-E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Kerry Arthur comes to MFA from a dental office in Excelsior Springs where she worked as a treatment coordinator.. Kerry graduated from Polo High School and currently lives in Lathrop. She is married with three children.
Scale Operator - Kaitlyn Skinner E-Mail: email@example.com Kaitlyn is the lead Scale house Operator for the MFA Rail Facility. Her main duties will include probing trucks, grading grain, and directing trucks to the inbound scales and the dump pits. Kaitlyn grew up on a small farm just outside Hamilton and she is very excited to see the rail facility come to her home town; and she is even more excited to have the opportunity to work here.
Plant Operator - David Reeder
Plant Operator - Dennis Pickering
Plant Operator - Brendon Arthur
About our location
The MFA Rail Facility is a loop loader project on the UP railroad designed to load a complete 110 rail car train in less than 8 hours. The facility is designed to move grain rather than store it, however the facility does have over 3.5 million storage on site. There are 3 concrete bins that are 80' x 132' which will hold 566,000 bushels each. There is also 1 concrete bin that is 60' x 132' that will hold 316,000 bushels. There will be 3 metal bins, each with 30,000 bushel capacity. We will also have 1 Zimmerman dryer and 2 overhead bins with 5,000 bushel capacity each. The location will have 1 center-fill ground pile that will hold 1.5 million bushels and reclaim back into the elevator for load out. There are 2 receiving legs, each rated at 30,000 bph and 1 shipping leg rated at 60,000 bph. The facility will be equipped with the Smart Truck RFID card system so drivers will never have to get out of their trucks. We will have an inbound and outbound scale and 2 unloading pits with employees to unload trucks. We are currently contracting corn and soybeans for June/July delivery and New Crop delivery (Sept/Oct/Nov for Corn and Oct/Nov/Dec for Soybeans).
The MFA Rail Facility is a collaboration between the two independent agricultural cooperatives with similar roots, MFA Incorporated and MFA Oil company.