Conference Schedule

The following is the agenda, still subject to some changes and updates. We’ll post complete tour schedules later and will notify registrants at that time. We’ll also have a printable/downloadable version once the schedule is written in stone.

If you purchased the Friday Premium Tour, you will be going on one of the two offered. On Saturday, you will take one of the four offered. If you opted to take the “Make It and Take It Workshop” on Saturday, you won’t be going on the Saturday tours.

Thursday, September 27th

6:00 pm – 8:00 pmRegistration
  

Friday, September 28th

7:00 am – 10:00 amRegistration
7:45 amBuses Board, Premium Registration Required
8:00 amBus #1 departs for Crystal Bridges Details
8:30 amBus #2 departs for Top of the Rock and Dogwood Canyon Details
3:00 pm – 6:00 pmRegistration
4:00 pmBuses return to Chateau
5:00 pmWelcome Reception at Chateau Pool Courtyard
Food – Baked Potato and Taco Bar
Entertainment – Hughes Brothers
6:40 pmEnjoy the sunset over Table Rock Lake
  

Saturday, September 29th

6:00 am – 8:00 amBreakfast Bar
7:00 am – 10:00 amRegistration
7:45 amBoarding for Tours #1 and #3 Tour 1 Details | Tour 3 Details
8:00 amTours #1 and #3 Depart Chateau
8:00 amBoarding for Tours #2 and #4 Tour 2 Details | Tour 4 Details
8:15 amTours #2 and #4 Depart Chateau
1:00 pmSet Up, Vendors, Sponsors and Silent Auction
2:00 pm – 5:30 pmRegistration
4:30 pmBuses Return to Chateau
5:00 pmElements Hall Opens
5:30 pm – 6:30 pmCash Bar
 Dee Uebel at the Piano
6:30 pm – 7:15 pmWelcome Prayer and Dinner Buffet
7:30 pmKeynote Address – Cody George of Crystal Bridges Keynote Details
8:15 pm – 8:30 pmClosing Remarks, Centerpieces given away
 MOMGA Lifetime Member Group Photo
 Missouri Master Gardener Emeritus Group Photo
  

Sunday, September 30th

7:00 am – 10:00 amRegistration for Sunday Only Attendees
7:30 am – 8:30 amBreakfast Bar
7:45 am – 8:15 amOptional Sunday Morning Worship Service
7:30 am – 11:00 amSilent Auction, Book Sale, Marketplace
9:00 am -12:30 amVisit with Vendors and Exhibitors
8:30 am – 9:30 amFirst Education Class Session
 Nathan Bell – Orchids
 Earnie Bohner – Growing Shitake Mushrooms
 Patrick Byers – Fall Bulbs
 Janet Carson – Growing Vegetables is Cool Again
9:30 am – 9:45 amVisit with Vendors and Exhibitors
9:45 am – 10:45 amSecond Education Class Session
 Lee Coates – New Varieties of Japanese Maples
 Oscar Cross – Deer Resistant Perennials
 Kathy McFarland – Story of Heirloom Seeds
 Rachel West – Wild Culinary Arts
10:45 am – 11:00 amVisit with Vendors and Exhibitors
11:00 am – 12:00 pmThird Education Class Session
 Bill Greet – Growing Roses in Missouri
 Tom Lakowske – Shade Gardening
 Tom Riley – Monarch Butterfly Migration – How to Get Involved
 William “Bill” Ruppert – Using Native Plants in Garden Design
12:00 pm NOONSilent Auction, Book Sale, Marketplace CLOSE
12:30 pmItalian Lunch Buffet
1:30 pmMOMGA Meeting