Meeting Schedule

 Luncheon Meetings are 
 from September to May, 
 11 am Networking,
Meal/Speaker 11:50 am -  1:30 pm

 Member Services


                        Meeting & Professional Development
                                    Tuesday, May 9, 2017
                         10 am - Workshop, Agribusiness Fair, Networking
                            11:50 am - Welcome  1:30 pm - Program End
        1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Networking Continues
                                                 St. Louis City Center Hotel    
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Agribusiness Fair:
We are debuting a new idea this month to support and assist our membership.   We will be offering members a table to display your company, agency, or organization.  Skirted tables will be set-up around the meeting room in a fair and vendor type of atmosphere.  The fair will be open from 10 am - 12 pm before the luncheon and 1:30-2:30 pm after the meeting.  Members and guests will have the opportunity to visit with you one on one.  The fee for each space, table, and chair is $50.  If interested, please reply to this email.   Future email messages will list your company or affiliation name hyperlinked to a website.   Everyone is welcome to have signage, brochures, and giveaways at each display. Beverages will be available during the entire networking time.

Special Workshop with the Ag College Deans at 10 am for members, 
high school and college students, and parents to learn more about each 
university agriculture college.  
Forward this email to interested individuals. 
Presentation:  The Agriculture Talent Pipeline...a panel discussion from 
    our University College of Agriculture Deans
(click on photos and logos for more information)

Marc Linit                Kim Kidwell               Chris McGowan        Mickey Latour
  University of Missouri         University of Illinois         Southeast Missouri State    Southern Illinois University  

Marc Linit serves as the interim vice chancellor and dean at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). He also serves as the senior associate dean for research and extension. As such, Linit administers the research and extension programs of CAFNR and oversees the operation of the College's Farms and Centers located throughout the state.  Linit has served the College in a variety of roles since joining the faculty in 1980. Most recently, he led the Division of Plant Sciences as division director where he had academic responsibilities for the under-graduate degree program, four graduate departments and the Plant Sciences Extension program, as well managed the Division's $5.5 million budget. Prior to his move into administration, Linit was an active researcher in the area of forest insect ecology and taught courses in Forest Entomology and Insect Ecology.
Kim Kidwell is the dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Services(ACES) at the University of Illinois.  Dean Kidwell's leadership style is defined by improving student learning; driving sound, innovative research; and cultivating industry partnerships. In her previous role as executive associate dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University, Dean Kidwell spearheaded the development of the new Center for Transformational Learning and Leadership, a student, faculty, alumni, and industry partner collaboration providing beyond-the-classroom experiences for students and leadership development for graduate students, faculty, staff, and professionals. She grew up in Danville, Illinois, and is a proud alumna of ACES where she earned bachelor's degrees in both genetics and development and agriculture science. She received her master's and Ph.D. degrees in plant breeding and genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Chris McGowan is the dean of Southeast's College of Science, Technology and Agriculture and a professor in the Department of Chemistry.  Dr. McGowan earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, in 1973. He received a master's of science degree in 1976 and a doctorate in 1979, both in analytical chemistry, from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Prior to his career at Southeast, Dr. McGowan was a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at Tennessee Technological University from 1978-1997. He also served as chairman of the department from 1992-1997. Dr. McGowan began his tenure as Dean at Southeast in 1997.
Mickey Latour serves as dean for the College of Agricultural Sciences at Southern Illinois University (SIU) since July 1, 2012.  He is the chief administrative officer and oversees many areas including academic, research, finance, outreach, development, and alumni relations.  Mickey is best known for his i2i program (ideas to investigation). I2i is a private partner relationship with industry to tackle problems through intense hands-on undergraduate research with a faculty member. Previously, Mickey was a Professor and Associate Dean at Purdue University. Mickey has been recognized for his work in lipid manipulation in final food(pork) products, and led a large distance learning effort on the Purdue campus.  Mickey earned his BS degree at Southeastern Louisiana University and MS/PhD at Mississippi State University. Following his PhD, he was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) fellowship to study Kindred's known to be Hypobetalipoproteinemia at Washington University School of Medicine.
Location: St. Louis City Center Hotel - 13th Floor - City View Ballroom
(Downtown near the Scottrade Center)
      400 S. 14th Street,   (click for directions)
          Complimentary parking in the hotel garage.

Registration:  Members - $25   Non-Members - $35   

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St. Louis AgriBusiness Club
1105 Old Vincennes Trail
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Future Event Schedule
Sat & Sun
11 am- 5 pm
Educating about agriculture Muny Grounds, Forest Park

   5 pm 
Summer Social with ALOT New Class
Warren Stemme Farm Agribusiness Fair - $50 for a table
W, Th, F
US Staffer Congressional Tour
Agribusiness professionals Missouri and Illinois locations
Annual Sponsors
6:30 pm 
Ag Appreciation Night River City Rascal baseball game vs. Florence Freedom CarShield Field in O'Fallon, MO 

11 a - 1:30 p

Luncheon & Professional Development Grow at the St. Louis Science Center

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