You are invited to join us for the 34th anniversary of our Spring Forage Conference in Springfield, MO. This years conference is being held in partnership with the Heart of America Grazing Conference, combined into a two day event. The evening of February 26th will consist of two keynote speakers, an evening meal and trade show. Conference layout and sessions on February 27th will remain the same as previous years with multiple breakout sessions, trade show and a keynote luncheon speaker. Make sure and mark your calendars to attend.
FEBRUARY 26, 2018
Dr. Gary Lacefield: University of Kentucky Professor Emeritus. Gary has authored/coauthored over 300 publications, papers, articles and bookds 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.
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.
FEBRUARY 27, 2018
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 and 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.
2018 Conference Agenda
FEBRUARY 26, 2018
12:00-5:00 pm – Trade Show set up (optional)
1:00-5:00 pm – Afternoon Session
3:00-3:30 pm – Beverage Break
6:00-9:00 pm – Dinner/Speakers
FEBRUARY 27, 2018
8:00 – 8:45 am – Registration/Visit Exhibitors
8:45 – 9:30 am – Breakout Sessions #1
9:30 – 10:15 am – Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:15 – 11:00 am – Breakout Sessions #2
11:00 – 11:30 am. – Break/Visit Exhibitors
11:30 – 1:15 pm – Lunch/Keynote Address
1:15 – 1:45 pm – Break/Visit Exhibitors
1:45 – 2:30 pm – Breakout Session #3
2:30 – 2:45 pm – Break/Visit Exhibitors
2:45 – 3:30 pm – Breakout Session #4
Sponsorship or Exhibit Registration Information
- Reservations will be confirmed when the registration payment is received in our office.
- Registration and Business Information must be received by December 1, 2017 to be listed in the Proceedings Booklet.
- Gold and Silver levels may choose booth location at trade show. All other exhibitors will have random location assignments.
- Display space consists of 3’x6’ table and 2 chairs. Set up in Exhibit Hall may begin at 12:00 PM February 26. Conference will adjourn at 3:30 PM. on February 27, booths may be removed after that.
- Meal tickets provided with registration are for Tuesday’s lunch. Tickets for Monday’s event and evening meal are available for $50.00 each.
- Registrations are non-refundable.
- All exhibitors/sponsors may include a one-page advertisement in the handout bag at no additional charge.
- Send 500 copies by February 1, 2018.
A tier level, ranging from basic exhibitor to gold level, has been developed to provide a variety of choices to fit your needs. Registration Payments can be made by check (mail check and this printed form SFC Vendor Registration 2018) or by PayPal (see below). A transaction fee of 2.9% + $.30 will be included collected by Pay Pal for payments made via Pay Pal.
Below are the various options you may purchase on-line (showing the PayPal prices) to either Exhibit or Sponsor at the 2018 SW Missouri Spring Forage and Heart of America Grazing Conference.
|Gold Level Sponsor, $1029.30
||Silver Level Sponsor, $514.80
|Bronze Level Sponsor, $257.55
|Break Sponsor, $128.93
||Vendor unable to attend or sponsor the conference, $51.75
|Electricity (for your exhibit), $20.88||Additional Exhibit Table(s), each $26.03|
|Additional Meal(s), $36.32
($45 at the door)
Monday February 26 afternoon/evening event and dinner, each $51.75
Regular registration does not include admission to the Monday Night activities.
Please Complete this Form below First
If you would like to sign up to be either a sponsor or to exhibit at the 2018 Spring Forage Conference using PayPal (either with a credit card or using your PayPal account), please fill out and submit the form below. You will, then, be taken to another page to make your PayPal or credit card payment and choose your exhibiting options. Please remember to make that payment or you will NOT be registered to exhibit or sponsor at the event.