Southwest Missouri Spring Forage
& Heart of America Grazing Conference

February 26-27, 2018




2018 will mark the 34th Annual Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference

The 2018 Spring Forage Conference is being held in partnership with the
Heart of America Grazing Conference, creating a combined two day event.



Heart of America Grazing Conference – MAIN SPEAKERS



February 26: Dr. Garry Lacefield—University of Kentucky Professor Emeritus. Gary has authored/coauthored over 300 publications, papers, articles, and books and is highly decorated in his public service for forage/livestock research and extension. Dr. Lacefield has been a leader in developing livestock forage programs across the globe.






February 26: Doug Peterson—NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist for Missouri and Iowa. With 29 years experience in conservation, Doug has become a leading spokesman for soil health management throughout the Midwest, promoting management practices that will effectively improve soil health and function.



Spring Forage Conference – MAIN SPEAKER



February 27: Dave Pratt—World renown as a sustainable agricultural speaker, Dave also teaches the Ranching for Profit school to students worldwide. Gaining educational and grazing experience in California and Washington Dave has been instrumental in developing the Sustainable Ranching Research & Education Project, a large scale and long term effort for sustainable ranching practices. Mr. Pratt is also the co-founder of the California Grazing Academy.






The evening of the 26th will consist of two keynote speakers, an evening meal, and trade show.
Conference layout and sessions on the 27th will remain the same as previous years with multiple breakout sessions, trade show, and a keynote luncheon speaker.



Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Spring Forage Conference Committee. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Spring Forage Conference Committee, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.