Welcome to the  Annual Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference Website

2015 Date

  March 3, 2015

So mark your calender NOW and check back soon for speaker and agenda information. 


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2015 will mark our 31st Annual Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference with a  day filled with  education and information about agriculture and grazing  related topics.
This conference has grown throughout the years, and we hope you will plan to join us in 2015.



Welcome to the  Annual Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference


We are excited that 2014 marked the 30th year for the Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference!  Since 1984, producers have been attending this one-day conference full of education and information about forages, livestock, and other agriculture-related topics.  Mark your calendar for March 3, 2015 for our 31 st Conference.

 We were privileged to have Jim Gerrish, an independent Grazing Lands Consultant, as our 2014 Keynote Speaker!  Mr. Gerrish is a highly respected consultant who works with numerous ranchers across the United States and Canada.  His past experience includes over 22 years of beef-forage systems research and outreach.  His research at the University of Missouri-Forage Systems Research Center encompassed many aspects of plant-soil-animal interactions and provided the foundation for many of the basic principles of Management-Intensive Grazing.  To round out the day, break-out session speakers will cover a variety of topics that will be of interest to livestock producers.  Thank you to all of our speakers whose presentations will help attendees improve their operations.

 The Spring Forage Conference Planning Committee is a partnership of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Missouri Department of Conservation, University of Missouri Extension, USDA Farm Service Agency, Missouri State University, Lincoln University, and private landowners and businesses.  We appreciate everyone’s time, hard work, and involvement that help make this a quality conference.

 We thank our sponsors and exhibitors for providing information and being a resource for our livestock producers.  Participation by sponsors and exhibitors helps keep registration costs low for attendees.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any of the committee members (see contact committee list).  We also welcome your input for future conferences.  We are committed to making this conference a fantastic day and a great source of information for our producers, sponsors, exhibitors, and partners.

 Thank you for planning to attend this year’s Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference.  It will be a wonderful opportunity to hear and meet with leaders in the forage and livestock industry and hope to see you in March 2015.



Rita Mueller
2014 Chair
Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference Planning Committee

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