Meet Chloe Momphard, Ag Experience intern from Troy, Mo. Chloe recently graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in animal sciences and will begin her first year at MU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in August.
“I didn’t personally grow up on a farm, but I always knew I was the kid who wanted to be a veterinarian,” Chloe said. “Finding ways to push myself into these circumstances and experiences has been really important to me, especially throughout college and internships.”
Through her Ag Experience internship, Chloe has worked with MFA’s Health Track, a Vac 45 sourced verification program, and PowerCalf, a herd management program. In the process, she’s been able to experience the production, regulatory, business and management sides of the beef industry.
“I feel like this experience will help me to become a more well-rounded veterinarian and expose me to all the different perspectives I’ll need when I step out in the industry,” Chloe said.
After receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2025, Chloe plans to pursue her lifelong goal of becoming a food-animal veterinarian in a rural community.
After speaking with previous MFA interns, Chloe Momphard of Troy, Mo., was drawn to the Ag Experience program and thought it could be a potential fit.
“I knew MFA’s projects were always something that was going to be needed or looked at. I wanted to do something that was going to have some meaning, both to myself and the company,” Chloe said.
Chloe is working with MFA’s Vac 45 sourced preconditioning program, Health Track, and herd management program, PowerCalf, this summer. In addition to working with cattle producers throughout the state, she’s finding connections between both programs and exploring methods to help them work together more synchronously.
She and her supervisor, Mike John, are also exploring future opportunities—and potential collaborations—with Blocktrust, a form of block chain server.
Chloe says the end goal is to continue helping producers raise quality beef cattle. As a bonus, she also enjoys the supportive environment she’s found within MFA and how the company prioritizes people.
“MFA is a cooperative-based company, so as an intern or employee, you’re seeing the benefits of what you’re doing for yourself, the company and the growers or producers you’re working with,” Chloe added. “From head to toe in the company, everyone is benefitting from what MFA is doing for the agriculture industry.”
Chloe Momphard’s Ag Experience internship focuses on MFA’s Health Track and Power Calf programs. Most of her days consist of data entry and analysis, visiting producers and helping working cattle with her supervisor, Mike John.
While she’s been able to hone her skills in breeding, tagging and vaccinating cattle, Chloe says she’s also had the chance to learn from MFA’s livestock specialists and key account managers. These interactions, she says, are more than just networking—they provide valuable insight as she prepares for a career in veterinary medicine.
“Speaking with people who have been doing this for years and have cattle of their own has shown me what they’re wanting in a veterinarian, the relationships they’re looking for and what they think a person needs have to be successful in this industry,” Chloe said. “They pass this information along to me, and I can use it or keep it in the back of my mind if I ever need it.”
For more information on MFA's Health Track and PowerCalf programs, visit https://mfa-inc.com/healthtrack and https://mfa-inc.com/powercalf.
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