Twelfth Annual Mid-Missouri Grazing Conference
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Capitol Plaza Hotel, 415 W. McCarty St., Jefferson City, Missouri


This year’s program features twelve breakout sessions with timely information for grazers and forage producers.  The trade show will feature vendors whose products have revolutionized grazing management.  Our afternoon Keynote Session features a Missouri farmer who is an advocate for production agriculture on the state and national level, and a rainfall simulation demonstration highlighting soil losses under a variety of management and rainfall events.

Keynote speakers

Chris Chinn

“Agriculture Advocacy: Telling Agriculture's Story"

Chris manages the production and financial records for the family's 1,600 sow farrow-to-finish hog operation, and the family feed mill.  She and her husband have a small cow-calf herd, and raise corn, soybeans, and alfalfa.  She is active in a variety of agriculture related organizations including Farm Bureau, where she has served in a variety of local, state and national roles, and the Missouri Pork Association.  Chris served on EPA's Farm, Ranch and Rural Community Advisory Committee.  She has served as a board member for the Shelby County University of Missouri Extension Council, and the Long Branch Area YMCA Board of Directors.  Chris is a member of ALOT (Ag Leaders of Tomorrow) Class 13 and American Farm Bureau PAL (Partners in Agricultural Leadership) Class 5.

Doug Peterson

"Rainfall Simulator"

Doug has served a variety of roles with the Natural Resource Conservation Service throughout Missouri, and is currently the NRCS State Soil Health Conservationist.


Trade show exhibit booth spaces are still available for vendors.  Booth registration fee is $100 and the deadline is January 23, 2015.  All the details are in the Vendor registration form (PDF)


The Mid-Missouri Grazing Conference is a collaborative effort of the following organizations: