Missouri Collaborative Conservation Event

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Missouri Collaborative Conservation Event

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Donald Danforth Plant Science Center 975 N. Warson Road St.Louis, MO 63132

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A celebration of collaborative conservation in America’s heartland

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Please join the National Corn Growers Association and Environmental Defense Fund for an event highlighting the power of collaborative conservation and agriculture’s vital role in stewarding our nation’s land and water resources.

Tuesday, August 22

4–6 p.m.

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

AT&T Auditorium

975 N Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132

Remarks by:

Chris Novak: CEO, National Corn Growers Association

and a panel discussion with:

  • Kraig Westerbeek: VP Environment and Support Operations, Smithfield Foods
  • Tim Richter: Farmer and Partner, Saratoga Partnership
  • Jason Jenkins: Monarch and Pollinator Coordinator, Missourians for Monarchs
  • Suzy Friedman: Senior Director of Agricultural Sustainability, EDF (moderator)

Media inquiries to Hilary Kirwan: hkirwan@edf.org

The program also includes a sneak preview of the acclaimed new Discovery documentary film Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, followed by a Q&A with film producer and book author Miriam Horn.


A hit at the Sundance Film Festival this year, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the inspiring story of heartland heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding natural resources. The film is a tribute to people like Justin Knopf, a fifth-generation Kansas commodity grower revolutionizing agriculture to rebuild the fertility, biodiversity, and resilience of his soils and protect downstream waters from pollution. Knopf is making long-term investments to ensure that the next generations of farmers will inherit productive lands.

Based on the book by Miriam Horn, the film was directed by Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Susan Froemke and Emmy winner John Hoffman.

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman will be broadcast August 31 on Discovery.

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