Upcoming MOA Events

State Fair Horticulture Contest

August 11, 2021 | 10am | Jefferson City, MO

This year MOA is proud be a sponsor of the annual State Fair Horticulture Contest! The Missouri State Fair is home to the Missouri State Horticulture Contest. This contest showcases the best of the best in 44 different categories of vegetables plus the state’s largest pumpkin and watermelon! The 2021 Horticulture Contest awards the winners for first, second and third place with a cash prize for their hard work and exemplary skill. Registration is open to the public. Entries will be received Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost to enter is $1 per entry.

Grand Potluck & Farm Report

August 15, 2021 | The Hartsburg Grand - Hartsburg, MO

Join MOA and the Grand Events team for the inaugural Grand Potluck & Farm Report at the historic Hartsburg Grand. This will be the first of this monthly event series as we gather together as a community to hear local updates and share great food. This month's event will feature speakers and hosts Sylvia Donnelly, Terry Durham, and the Midnight Troubador and live music from Jeff Rogers and more!

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Ozarks Homesteading Expo

August 27 - 28, 2021 | 10am | Marshfield, MO

MOA is proud to be involved with this year's Ozarks Homesteading Expo! The Ozarks is filled with people who have been "Homesteading" for many years and have skills that go back generations.  Presenters will also include experts who have made the Ozarks their home, because it's a great place for a sustainable, self-reliant lifestyle...and it's beautiful here!

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Grand Potluck & Farm Report

September 15, 2021 | The Hartsburg Grand - Hartsburg, MO

Grand Potluck & Farm Report

October 15, 2021 | The Hartsburg Grand - Hartsburg, MO

2022 Mid-Amerca Organic Conference

February 1 - 3, 2022 | The Regalia Hotel and Conference Center, Lake Ozark, MO

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Community Calendar

August

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Lafayette County Grazing School
August 3 - 5 |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Lamar, MO | $150

Three-day seminar on management-intensive grazing for economic and environmental sustainability. 

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Midwest Boar Stud Manager Conference 2021
August 4 - 5 |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | St. Louis, MO | $275

The 2021 Midwest Boar Stud Managers Conference lineup includes experts on swine reproduction from Europe and the United States.

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Feedlot School
August 4 - 5 | Trenton, MO | $350

Come learn the ins and outs of feeding cattle in Missouri. We will cover nutrition and health management, the performance of calves fed by MU and harvested locally, and the economics of feeding cattle in Missouri. Additionally, discussion and presentations will focus on starting cattle on feed, bunk management, marketing feedlot cattle, receiving cattle protocols, different types of feedlot systems, as well as multiple tours of cattle feeding facilities.

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Soils 101 for Gardener & Homeowners: Unlocking Your Garden’s Full Potential & Understanding Soil Test Reports
August 4 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. | VIRTUAL | $20

Understanding soils is the key to growing healthy plants, learn how to unlock the full potential of your garden! Join MU Horticulturalist Justin Keay for a soils class designed for gardeners and homeowners.

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Introduction to Honey Bees and Beekeeping Lunch and Learn
August 13 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Fredericktown, MO | FREE

Beekeeping is an exciting and interesting hobby with delicious results. If you’re thinking about starting a bee hive or are just curious about what’s involved with bees, then this is a great introductory class for you. The class is designed for absolute beginners and no prerequisite knowledge is required.

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Native Grass Pasture Walk
August 9 | 6 - 8:00 p.m. | Jasper, MO | FREE

In this native grass pasture walk, the landowner will discuss his cattle grazing operation and cooperating organizations will discuss development and cattle grazing management of native grasses.

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Tour of Lincoln University’s Native Plant Outdoor Laboratory
August 12 |  7 – 8:30 p.m. | Jefferson City, MO | FREE

In collaboration with MPF’s Grow Native! program, Dr. Nadia Navarrete-Tindall and her crew of the Specialty Crops Program of Lincoln University in Jefferson City will offer a tour of Lincoln University’s Outdoor Native Plant Laboratory. The NPOL has recently been recognized as a Garden of Excellence. It is an important educational tool that was initiated in 2010 and features more than 100 native plants including grasses, sedges, wildflowers, shrubs, vines and trees. It is open to students, faculty, and the public at large.

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2nd Annual Ag Classic Expo
August 24 |  4:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Garden City, MO | FREE

Join AgMaxx, BigYield, AgTeamPro, and the Show Me Hemp Association for an evening of plot tours, networking, entertainment, education, food and fun. Food trucks will be available, and all attendees will receive one free meal ticket. While this is a free event,  they do ask that those who plan to attend to register to help them know how many attendees will be there!

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