MAEP - Explore Missouri

Description: Explore Missouri is an annual tour that the past MAEP president host in their county office area. It is a great time for the membership and their families to come together and learn what Missouri has to offer. 


Explore Missouri, May 24-25, 2017

Hosted by  Brent Carpenter in West Central Missouri. Headquarters will be Sedalia.

We hope you are planning to attend the Pettis-Benton edition of Explore Missouri to experience some of the unique ag and natural resource features of our two counties with over $1.3 Bil combined ag product sales. Immediate family of MAEP members are welcome.

Please register for ISE #1513 Explore Missouri 2017 by May 12. This is how we know who is coming and how you get reimbursed for your travel expenses.

You will be asked to make your own hotel reservations.

Some things you can expect to see and do at this event:

  • Tour Lost Valley Hatchery, the largest warm water fish hatchery in Missouri
  • Tour and supper at Square B Ranch, a large cow-calf seedstock operation ramping up alliances in genetic testing and feedout.
  • Tour biosolids composting facility
  • Tour part of one of the world’s largest, most modern chicken complexes
  • Learn about Sedalia-Pettis County and historical ANR development
  • Plus other educational stops, MAEP business, and team building

 Sidebar: The Ag Extension Leadership Council (AELC) comprised of regional and state faculty will meet near Sedalia Thursday afternoon


Lodging: Headquarters is the Best Western in Sedalia. As noted in the previous email, please make your own room reservations by calling direct to the hotel at the number below. To receive a discount and state sales tax exemption, register under the Group Name: University of Missouri Extension. If requested, the event name is MAEP. Room rate should be $80.81. I assume the organizational rule is still double occupancy.

 Best Western State Fair Inn

3120 S. Limit

Sedalia, MO  65301




2016, July    Hosted by Sarah Denkler in Southeast Missouri

  • MaKaskle Family Farm in Bragadocio
  • Delta Bees CO. based in Kennett
  • Bader Peach Farms in Campbell
  • Parker Bros Farms in Sikeston
  • Hamra Farms in Sikeston
  • Beggs Melons in Benton

2015, June (Atchison County - NW Region)            Hosted by Jim Crawford, past President of MAEP

Wind Farms of Atchison County

Hurst Greenery, Blake and Julie Hurst

Advanced Pork Systems, Fairfax, MO

Golden Triangle Energy, Craig, MO

Graves-Chapple Research Center



2014, June (Livingston County - NW Region)            Hosted by Kevin Hansen, past President of MAEP

    Forage Systems Research Center

   Chillicothe Fish Farm

    Providence Farms (Gerry and Lisa Newman)

   Trans Ova Genetics

   Jamesport Vegetable Auction


2012, June (Vernon County - SW Region)            Hosted by Wayne Prewitt, past president of MAEP

Missouri Northern Pecans, Green Spring Bull Test Station, Kitten Creek Dairy, Twin Counties Produce


2013, June (Boone County - NE Region)            Hosted by Kent Shannon, past president of MAEP

Meeting held at Les Bourgeois Winery and Vineyards


2010 (Franklin County - EC Region)            Hosted by Matt Herring, past president of MAEP


2008 (Carroll County - CM Region)           Hosted by Parman Green, past president of MAEP

      Shepherd Farms, Inc. - Clifton Hill

      AGRIServices of Brunswick, LLC

     Pin Oak Hills - Bogard

            Peter's Orchard - Waverly                                      

       Baltimore Bend Vineyard - Waverly


 2009 (Atchison County - NW Region)            Hosted by Amie Schleicher, past president of MAEP

        Places visited:   Terry and Cathy Lesher Farm; Supper & Meeting at Black Iron Grill; "Great" Breakfast Provided by Atchison Extension Faculty and Staff; Cow Branch Wind Farm   

         Jim Pierson, Private Lands Conservationist, Brickyard Hill Conservation Area  (Loess Hills)  

        Bob Chapple at Graves-Chapple Research and Demonstration Farm     






     Jesse S. - MAEP "trainee"