15th Annual Mid-Missouri Grazing Conference

Saturday, January 27, 2018

K of C Hall in St. Martins, MO, 537 Hwy T., Jefferson City, MO  65109



This year’s program features a location change, but still promises to bring you valuable information to enhance the productivity and profitability of your grazing enterprise.  





Ashley McCarty is serving as executive director of Missouri Farmers Care, a joint effort by Missouri’s agriculture community to stand together for the men and women who provide the food and jobs on which our community depends.


Ashley came to Missouri Farmers Care after spending a decade working on behalf of farmers with the Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council.  She served as a district field manager and as the director of public policy for the organization, responsible for representing the interests of Missouri corn farmers through the governmental process in Jefferson City and Washington, D.C. From 2003 to 2005, Ashley worked for the director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. 


Ashley is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Animal Science.  She represents agriculture as a member of Missouri’s Clean Water Commission, currently serving as Commission Chair.  Ashley spends much of her time with her three young boys and, together with her husband, raises Red Angus cattle on their century family farm west of Kirksville, Mo. 



Morning Session Topics

            Fescue and Herd Management – Problems and Solutions

            Grazing on Natives

            Rotational Grazing 101

            Grass-Based Sheep and Goat Production Q & A

            Pasture Weed and Herbicide Control




Trade show exhibit booth spaces are still available for vendors.  Booth registration fee is $100 and includes 1 meal.  Additional vendor meals are available for $15.  Registration deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018.

All the details are in the (link to vendor page)



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