2021 Joint Annual Meeting: Northeast and Southern Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations

Start Date: July 19, 2021
End Date: July 22, 2021
Location: St. Charles, MO
Monday, July 19: Travel day

4:00 – 8:00 Registration (meeting room)
5:30 – 7:00 Icebreaker/Social Food and drinks provided by the hotel in lobby

Tuesday, July 20

6:30 am Continental breakfast
7:00 am Registration table opens
8:00 am WelcomeMike Fiaoni, GOW Nursery Supervisor and Justine Gartner, MO State Forester
8:45 am Community Forestry Issues and how the nursery can serve urban landownersDaniel Moncheski
9:30 am Partnership with GOW nursery and serving urban communitiesMeridith Perkins, Director of Forest Releaf
10:15 am Morning Break
10:30 am Restoring the Ozark Chinquapin Chestnut treesSteve Bost
11:15 am Native trees and shrubs for bees and other pollinatorsEdward Spevak
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Forest and nursery health issuesRobbie Derhoff, MO Forest Entomologist
1:45 pm Interstate trade and regulationsCollin Wamsley, State Entomologist, MO Dept. of Agriculture
2:15 pm Vendor Introductions
2:40 pm Afternoon break
3:00 pm Laura Dewald, White oak Initiative
3:45 pm Eric Lovelace, Forest Keeling Nursery
4:00 pm Ron Cordsiemon, Plant Materials Center
4:30 pm Meeting of Northeast Nursery Association
6:15 pm Load bus to head to Butterfly House for dinner banquet
9:00 pm Load bus to head back to hotel

Wednesday, July 21: Field Tour

6:30 am Breakfast
7:45 am Board buses
8:00 am – 10:45 am Travel to GOW State Forest Nursery
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Tour
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch at GOW Nursery
1:00 pm- 2:30 pm Tour
2:30 pm – Load buses to return to hotel
5:15 pm Arrive back at hotel – Dinner on your own

Thursday, July 22: Field Tour

6:30 am – 7:45 am Breakfast
8:00 am Load buses or folks take their own vehicles to Forest Keeling Nursery (FKN)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Tour Forest Keeling Nursery
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch at FKN
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Tour Plant Materials Center
3:00 pm Load bus and vehicles to head back to hotel or home
4:00 pm Arrive back at hotel

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:
  • In-person: $325 (includes one banquet ticket)
    • Guest Banquet (July 20): $30
  • Late in-person (after July 7) :$350 (includes one banquet ticket)
  • Exhibitor: $500 (includes one banquet ticket)
  • Online only (July 20): $50
Lodging Information:

Use the link below for reduced rate lodging at the Drury Plaza Hotel in St. Charles. Federal per diem is available as well as single rooms at $139.99 plus tax. Each room includes a free hot breakfast each day. Please make your reservations by Thursday, June 17, 2021 to receive your group rate. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number 2420735. The hotel is located at 380 Mulholland DR, St, Charles, MO.

Nursery Conference Lodging Link

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