An educational event where you can learn about and enjoy topics such as: hops production, growing tomatoes, backyard chickens, composting, organic lawn care, marketing, and drones. There will be food, vendors, demos, and more!

         When:   Saturday, April 27th

Registration - 8:30 am

                       Educational Program - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

        Where:     Battle High School

                         7575 E St Charles Rd

                         Columbia MO 65202

 

          Cost:      $7 Pre-Registered or

                        $10 at the door

 

      Contact:     MU Extension Boone County Office
 
                       573-445-9792 or BooneCo@missouri.edu

 

       Tickets:    Purchase tickets online here 

 


 


Schedule 

There will be five topic areas with five concurrent sessions running throughout the day.

8:30 - 9:00 Registration 12:00 - 1:15 Lunch
9:00 - 9:45 Session 1 1:15 - 2:00 Session 4
9:45 - 10:00 Break 2:00 - 2:15 Break
10:00 - 10:45 Session 2 2:15 - 3:00 Session 5
10:45 - 11:00 Break 3:00 Adjourn
11:00 - 11:45 Session 3    

PLUS

Live 4-H Project Demonstrations During the Day by Boone County 4-H Members on sewing, robotics, and livestock plus more projects

 


 

Topics with Times During the Day 

Room 1

  • 9:00 a.m. - Research Management Practices for Monarchs and Bees – Terry Woods, Research Specialist - University of Missouri
  • 10:00 a.m. - Starting a Garden – What You Need to Know – Todd Lorenz – MU Extension Agronomy/Horticulture Specialist
  • 11:00 a.m. - Update on Insects for the Homeowner – Around your Home and Garden – Kevin Rice, MU Entomologist
  • 1:15 p.m. - Organic Lawn Care – Jeff Zimmershied – The Lawn Company
  • 2:15 p.m. - Drones for Agriculture / Small Property Owner – Kent Shannon, MU Extension Ag Engineer

Room 2

  • 9:00 a.m. - Conservation Easements – Mike Powell, Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri
  • 10:00 a.m. - Beekeeping – John Williams, local beekeeper and Heart of Missouri Master Gardener
  • 11:00 a.m. - Lake and Pond Management from a Soil Erosion Standpoint – Kevin Monckton, Boone County SWCD
  • 1:15 p.m. - Cover Crops in the Garden – Todd Lorenz – MU Extension Agronomy/Horticulture Specialist
  • 2:15 p.m. - Natural Resource Conservation Efforts in ColumbiaAllison Vaughn, City of Columbia

Room 3

  • 9:00 a.m. - Dealing with Invasive Woody Species – Roxie Campbell, Missouri Department of Natural Resources – Rock Bridge State Park
  • 10:00 a.m. - Water Quality Issues in Boone County - Lynne Hooper, Urban Hydrologist, Boone County Resource Management
  • 11:00 a.m. – Live Burn Exercise and Hands-On Training with Fire Extinguishers - Columbia Fire Department
  • 1:15 p.m. - Fruits on a Small Acreage – Jim Quinn, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist
  • 2:15 p.m. - Composting – Steve Callis – Boone County Extension Council Member and Heart of Missouri Master Gardener

Room 4

  • 9:00 a.m. – Farm and Garden Safety - Columbia Fire Department
  • 10:00 a.m. - Backyard Chicken Production – Jess Lyons, retired MU Animal Science / Extension
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hops Production – Cory Creed – MU Extension Horticulture Specialist
  • 1:15 p.m. - Advanced Tomato Production - David Trinklein, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist
  • 2:15 p.m. - 20 Perennials to Know and Grow - David Trinklein, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist

Room 5

  • 9:00 a.m. - Local Regulations to Sell Home Grown Food Products.  Kala Tomka, Environmental Public Health Supervisor, Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services
  • 10:00 a.m. – Market Channels for your Product – Christi Miller, Program Manager – AgriMissouri/Missouri Grown, Missouri Department of Agriculture
  • 11:00 a.m. -  Into the Forests (and Fields and Yards): Costs and Opportunities of Foraging and Forest Foods.  Sarah Hultine Massengale, Community Economic Development Specialist, MU Extension
  • 1:15 p.m. – The Ends and Outs of Pricing – Charles Holland, Community Engagement Specialist/Community Economic Development

Rooms 6 & 7

  • 10:00 a.m. - SMQA Training (4-H/FFA Youth)

PLUS

Live 4-H Project Demonstrations During the Day by Boone County 4-H Members on sewing, robotics, and livestock plus more projects

 



Vendor/Sponsor Information

Get in on the ground floor by becoming a sponsor and/or vendor at the 3rd Annual Mid-MO Expo, Small Farm to Backyard Garden event presented by the Boone County Extension Council. 

The Mid-Missouri Expo will be held Saturday, April 27th at the Muriel Battle High School in Columbia, MO. Participants in the Expo will be able to choose from different educational seminars. Topics will range from sheep and goat production to vegetable gardening and a variety of other topics. Proceeds from this event will help support the Boone County Extension Office. 

If you are willing and able, get in your paperwork now and help sponsor the event. Click here for sponsorship details.