Forty-ninth Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture announced

Nominations sought for Missouri Agriculture Awards


The Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture is coming back to Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach this fall for its 49th celebration of agriculture. Wednesday, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the conference dates have been set for Nov. 18-19, 2021.

“As Governor and a farmer, I’m excited to see this conference back on the calendar,” Gov. Mike Parson said in Wednesday’s news release. “Missouri’s economy is in a great place, and this is thanks in part to the strength of our number one industry. We’re looking forward to celebrating agriculture and its important contributions to Missouri during our 200th year of statehood.”

Missouri farmers, ranchers, agribusiness leaders and aspiring agriculturalists are invited to enjoy the packed program that will be complete with a commodity outlook, Missouri Agriculture Awards luncheon and nationally recognized speaker line-up that builds on the Department’s MORE Strategic Vision. The Best of Missouri Grown reception will also return to showcase food and beverage products in the state.

“Hosting our friends in Missouri agriculture for this is truly an honor,” Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn commented. “Farmers and ranchers have shown tremendous resilience in the last several years and this conference is just one way we highlight that collective strength. I have no doubt our attendees will head back home energized to move agriculture forward in their own communities.”

The Missouri Agriculture Awards will honor five individuals that strive to innovate their farm or ranch, give back to their communities or stand as a great example for future generations. To nominate a leader for one of the Missouri Agriculture Awards, visit Agriculture.Mo.Gov/awards/.

The winner of the 2021 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award will also be recognized at the conference. To nominate a farmer or rancher for their conservation practices, visit

The conference is open to the public; however, registration is required and will go live at Agriculture.Mo.Gov later this year.

The Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture is coming back to Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach Nov. 18-19 for its 49th celebration of agriculture.