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January 29, 2018

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MRH Will Host Portion of Major National Conference on Ag Sustainability

MRH students tend gardens to learn sustainability.What’s your vision for the future of sustainable agriculture?

You can join some of the nation’s leading farmers, ranchers, researchers and educators in St. Louis on April 3-5, 2018, to explore a wide range of innovative, sustainable solutions to agriculture’s most pressing dilemmas. The Our Farms, Our Future Conference will address major food sustainability trends with presentations by a diverse group of farmers and ranchers using a wide range of systems to produce vegetables, grains, fruit, cattle, hogs, poultry and other livestock sustainably.

The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, which has long incorporated sustainability into its curriculum, will host a farm tour for attendees.  MRH students tend four gardens on the campus... planting, nurturing and harvesting a wide array of fruits, vegetables and flowers.  A total of Eight farm tours will feature sustainable models of rural and urban agricultural production within the vibrant St. Louis food system.

The April conference is hosted by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT/ATTRA).  It will feature workshops for grain, livestock and specialty crop producers, as well as material relevant to researchers, educators, agency leaders and nonprofit representatives.  

Register today to save your spot and receive early registration discounts. Early registration ends on February 22, 2018. For more information, visit http://ofof.sare.org.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.