Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018: MPF Annual Member Meeting and Evening on the Prairie

Evening on the Prairie

Missouri Prairie Foundation Annual Member Meeting & Evening on the Prairie  

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

Please join us at Jan & Bruce’s Prairie Star Restoration Farm, between Bland & Belle, MO in Osage County. 

Featuring walking tours through prairie plantings and replicas of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin, Aldo Leopold’s shack, John Muir’s camp, and a Native American teepee. Enjoy complimentary wine provided by MPF Past President Randy Washburn and free camping Saturday evening.

There will also be a silent auction as part of this event, featuring items donated by MPF supporters including Bass Pro Shops®. View the gallery of auction items online here.

The event is free and open to all, with the option to purchase a picnic dinner featuring stuffed chicken breast, German pot roast, mac & cheese, cole slaw, corn, green beans, and pie. The cost for members is $15 ($12 for 12 and under); non-members: $20. We ask that you register online by logging in to the right, or by contacting Amy at or 888-843-6739. Donations are welcome and support our prairie conservation work.

2:00 p.m. Farm opens: explore, set up tents—enjoy the
outdoors! (bring fishing poles & gear if you wish)

4:00 p.m. Annual Membership Meeting convenes for the purpose of presenting slate of nominee(s) as presented by MPF's Governance Committee and accepting nominations from the floor to fill existing opening(s) on the board of directors and electing nominee(s) to fill opening(s).

There is one three-year term open to fill at this year’s Annual Membership Meeting. The Governance Committee’s nominee to serve this three-year term on the Board of Directors beginning October 2018 is Dennis Evans. Dennis, from Neosho, MO, has served on the MPF board for eight months, filling an unexpired term and wishes to continue his commitment to the board. Dennis is a loan officer by profession, with experience in farm management, real estate, and fundraising. Dennis is a past president of the Missouri Walnut Council. Of MPF and prairies, Dennis says, "I have been a member of MPF for several years and interested in preserving native prairie for a very long time. No two prairies are identical – I feel that native prairie should be preserved for future generations by educating the public and landowners of this special resource."

4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Silent auction & social with complimentary wine, provided by MPF Past President Randy Washburn, and complimentary beer provided by Civil Life Brewing CompanyView auction items here!

6:00 to 6:15 p.m. Purchase silent auction items.

6:15 p.m. Picnic dinner: Stuffed chicken breast, German pot roast, mac & cheese, cole slaw, corn, green beans, & pie. Members: $15 ($12 for 12 and under); Non-members: $20

Please bring lawn chairs and reusable water bottles.

To register, please log in following the instructions at right.

Directions to the farm will be emailed to registrants. Questions about registration? Call 888-843-6739 or email Questions about Prairie Star Restoration Farm and/or camping? Call Jan at 573-368-1827.

To register an additional attendee, just click "Register Someone Else" and enter the person's first and last name, then choose their registration option. Do this for as many people as you'd like to register, then click "Proceed to Checkout" when you're ready to complete the registration.

10/20/2018 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Prairie Star Restoration Farm Bland, MO

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