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Native Missouri plants work to beautify and provide food and habitat for important pollinators such as this monarch butterfly. Discover nature at Runge Nature Center this spring, and bring some home after a visit to the annual native plant sale March 25.

MDC and partners will offer small acreage conference

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Feb 17, 2017

St. Joseph, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and partners will offer a Small Acreage and Land Entrepreneurs Conference 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at Spratt Hall on the Missouri Western State University campus in St. Joseph. Conservation topics will include agroforestry, cover crops, attracting pollinators and soils. Agriculture topics will also be covered.

Partners for hosting the event include the U.S. Department of Agriculture and University of Missouri Extension. Farm topics addressed include beekeeping, blueberries and other land practices useful on small acreages.

The cost is $40 per person if received by Feb. 27, $60 per person after Feb. 27 or at the door. Youth can register for $25 by Feb. 27 or $30 after. To register, call 660-582-8101 or 816-279-1691. Information about the conference is available at

Information about how MDC can assist with management practices on your property is available at

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