December 9, 2019-February 28, 2020. Sign up period for Conservation Reserve Programs. The sign up periods for various programs differ. Contact your local FSA office for details.
January 23, 2020. Agroforestry in Action Webinar: The Appalachian Harvest Herb Hub. Register for the webinar at https://agroforestryinaction.wixsite.com/agroforestryinaction/. Past webinars are also available on this site.
January 30, 2020. Agroforestry Symposium: Value–Added Processing for Missouri Agriculture and Forestry. The Symposium will be held at the Bond Life Sciences Center on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, MO on Thursday, January 30th (8:15am – 5:30pm). The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested and required for Symposium lunch. Register to attend at: goo.gl/iywnii
February 7-8, 2020. MNGA Annual Meeting and Nut Show. The MNGA Annual Meeting and Nut show is scheduled for Saturday, February 8th in the meeting room on the lower level of the Conservation Employees Credit Union (2901 W. Truman Blvd.) located behind the Missouri Department of Conservation administrative offices on the west side of Jefferson City. The Credit Union is located past the upper parking lots, at the bottom of the hill.
The meeting will follow our usual format, with doors opening at 9:00 for coffee and conversation, followed by introductions, the business meeting, nut show results and awards, and presentations. The catered lunch will be available for $12. Please contact either Merlin Ring (913-764-0074, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Lucas (816-293-5819, email@example.com) by February 1st if you plan to attend so we can provide the caterer with a lunch count.
Presenters this year will include Ron Revord detailing hazelnut and pecan research at the Center for Agroforestry, Lupe Rios with a grafting demonstration, Rachel Owen reporting on the MU Soil Judging Team at the National Contest (MNGA provided a modest donation to help cover their expenses to participate), and Doug Wallace with Soil Health for Nut Growers. Mike Lucas will coordinate the 2019 season harvest report and a marketing round table.
February 11-12, 2020. Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference. KCI Expo Center, Kansas City, MO. Details at http://mccc.edu/about/meetings/
August 9-11, 2020. NNGA Annual Conference. Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA. Details as event nears.