The morning will start with 'Digging Deeper'. This presentation will explore ways to produce better plants with vibrant soil for a healthier planet. Our expert panel features nationally and globally acclaimed speakers.
Next, choose from one of our exciting site tours:
1) Lallemand and Elemental Enzymes results, Cypress Grove
2) Bill White, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC):Native Bees – Their Importance and How We can Help Them.
After the tour, you'll enjoy a farm-to-table luncheon prepared by the creative Chef Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus Restaurant. Chef Kevin will be assisted by members of our local, award-winning Elsberry FFA to prepare scrumptious dishes featuring some of their livestock and produce.
After lunch, our keynote presenter, Sara Parker Pauley, Missouri Department of Conservation Director, will speak on her vision for uniting the urban and rural populations of our state. This goal helps accomplish the far-reaching conservation goals of the MDC to protect our state's air, water, soil, and wildlife. Director Pauley will be followed by Dr. Sarah Lovell, Director of the Center for Agroforestry. Ms. Lovell's presentation, ‘Urban Agriculture as a Multifunctional Landscape Strategy’ focuses on urban agroforestry as a key component in conservation. We'll round out the afternoon with a presentation that will tie the day's topics together, This panel, led by Bill White, MDC Private Land Services; Division Chief will focus on urban efforts to increase conservation, from the back forty to the back yard. Panelists include Dr. Ed Spevak, St. Louis WildCare Institute, Dr. Quinn Long, Director, Shaw Nature Reserve and Mitch Leachman, Audubon.
Network with colleagues and speakers in the cypress grove at the end of the day while enjoying refreshments including organic wines, Wood Hat Spirit, and Urban Chestnut beer.
Our four host hotels offer special rates to our attendees:
Register now for the event. Fall Field Day tickets are FREE but the information you'll gain is priceless. We can't wait to see you!