MOA Events

MOA Thanksgiving Potluck

November 13, 2022 | 2:00pm-5:00pm | Hartsburg, MO

Join the Missouri Organic Association for our upcoming November Potluck at the Hartsburg Grand! This family friendly event series is a time for us to gather together as a community and share great food.

No reservation or entry fee will be required but we always welcome donations to the Missouri Organic Association to support the continuation of these community events.
 
 

2023 Mid-America Organic Conference

February 3-4, 2023 | Hartsburg, MO

Join MOA for our annual conference! This year's conference programming will be focused on five content areas: Grain & Livestock, Horticulture, Specialty Crops, Agroforestry, Value-added & Processing, and Policy & Farm Services.

Whether you're an urban gardener looking to bring pollinators to your neighborhood or a large-acreage grain farmer, a homesteader, or raising and adding-value to specialty crops, these educational sessions will introduce you to the people and practices you need to create success.

 

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Community Calendar

November

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2022 Pearls of Production - Women in Agriculture Annual Workshop

November 4-5 | 6:00 pm | Kingdom City, MO & Columbia, MO | $99

Pearls of Production is an annual 2-day conference for women livestock producers focusing on hands-on learning by women instructors.

Day 1 will begin at 1pm and include a tour of Brinker Farm's farrow to finish swine operation, presentation on direct marketing beef, and dinner. The night will end with socializing and optional Booze & Bingo games! Those that want to play bingo will need to bring cash or a check ($20 for 30 plays). 

Day 2 focuses on hands-on activities. Attendees will rotate through breakout sessions throughout the day on the University of Missouri Campus. Ladies should wear closed toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We will start at 8am and conclude around 3pm.

 

Women Landowners Ag Conference

November 11 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Concordia, MO | $30

Join us for the 21st Women Landowners Ag Conference in Concordia Missouri. This year we are excited to bring Rena Streigal as a speaker. Rena is a nationally known speaker on  farm succession planning. We will have education sessions on a variety of topics for all types of agricultural producers. Local ag businesses share their success stories and give you the opportunity to sample and purchase their products. This one day Conference has something for everyone. 

 

Mushroom Log Workshop

November 14 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Mt. Vernon, MO | FREE

In this workshop from MU Extension, learn about all aspects of mushroom log production. Includes hands on participation.

 

Workshop on Soil and Nutrient Management in Pasture

Multiple Dates | FREE

In this workshop, the speaker talks about the importance of soil testing in pasture, soil sampling procedure, interpreting soil test report and application of lime and fertilizer. Speaker also discussed about rotating cattle during grazing, management intensive grazing, different sources of pasture fertilizer and limes, their proper application timing, and inclusion of legume in the pasture for improve forage production and forage quality.

November 16 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Marshall, MO - LEARN MORE & REGISTER

November 22 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Carrollton, MO - LEARN MORE & REGISTER

December 6 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Online - LEARN MORE & REGISTER

 

December

Intro to Farm Animal Welfare Certifications Webinar Registration

December 1 | 3:00 pm CST | Zoom | FREE

In this webinar from FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust), you will learn the basics of farm animal welfare certification programs- what they are, the differences between existing programs, the value of certification, how to become certified, and funding opportunities to help you achieve certification. Whether you’re already seriously considering certification for your farm or you’re still in the information gathering stage, this webinar is for you! The guest presenter is Kara Shannon, Director of Farm Animal Welfare Policy at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

 

Farm Tax Workshop

December 1 | 12:30pm - 2:45pm CST | Face to Face/Zoom | FREE

The University of Missouri Extension is hosting free farm tax workshops to update farmers and ranchers on farm and individual tax filings. Topics include farm income averaging, bonus vs. Section 179 depreciation, income leveling techniques, charitable contributions, weather-related sales of livestock, health savings accounts, like-kind exchanges and 1099s. Sobba also will share IRS resources and updates that farmers and ranchers will find helpful.

Choose to attend through Zoom or at the following locations:

Benton, MO
Columbia, MO
Fredericktown, MO
St. Harrisonville, MO
Lancaster, MO
Marshall, MO
Unionville, MO
Vienna, MO

 

Farm Tax Workshop

December 6 | 6:15pm - 8:30pm CST | Face to Face/Zoom | FREE

The University of Missouri Extension is hosting free farm tax workshops to update farmers and ranchers on farm and individual tax filings. Topics include farm income averaging, bonus vs. Section 179 depreciation, income leveling techniques, charitable contributions, weather-related sales of livestock, health savings accounts, like-kind exchanges and 1099s. Sobba also will share IRS resources and updates that farmers and ranchers will find helpful.

Choose to attend through Zoom or at the following locations:

Mexico, MO
Bolivar, MO
Higginsville, MO
Marshfield, MO
Poplar Bluff, MO
Princeton, MO
St. Joseph, MO
Union, MO

 

How to Use Photography to Tell Your Farm's Story Webinar Registration

December 14 | 3:30 pm CST | Zoom | FREE

In this webinar from FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust), you will learn the basics of photography and the tools & tips you need to improve your photography skills in order to effectively share your farm story. In this day and age of scrolling and scanning, an image is worth 1,000 words, and a good photo can grab a potential customer's attention faster than any caption. Learn how to take great photos, from composition to lighting, and grow your audience with your camera or phone.

The guest presenter is farmer and photojournalist Filipa Rodrigues of Saudade Farms located in Sherburne, NY (www.saudadefarms.com).

 
 

January

Building Soil Health With Animal Agriculture

January 9 | 3:30 pm CST | Zoom | FREE

In this seminar from FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust), they will dig deep into what soil health is, how it is linked to the current regenerative agriculture trend, and how animal agriculture can work to build resiliency from the ground up. The guest presenter is Dr. Janel Louise Ohletz.

 

Federal Funding Opportunities for Livestock Farmers

January 17 | 3:00 pm CST | Zoom | FREE

Join FACT and Margaret Krome, an experienced grant writer with the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, to learn how to succeed at using federal programs to support your farm or sustainable agriculture initiatives, including grants, loans and cost share programs.

 
 

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