Meeting Schedule

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

 Member Services


                          Next Meeting & Professional Development             
                                Tuesday, December 13, 2016                        
          11 am - Networking & Wine Tasting
          11:50 am - Welcome  
          1:30 pm
 - Program End
          1:30 pm - 2 pm
- Networking Continues 
          1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Ag Sales Workshop 
                                              St. Louis City Center Hotel    
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                                     and pay online  lower left side of our homepage                                                                                                                   under member services.   
Missouri Pork Association
10 Things You May Not Know About Missouri & Illinois Wines

  The Business of Wine in Missouri and Illinois
Wine tasting all throughout the networking - 11 am - 11:50 am.   
 Also two Grand River Spirits' products made with hyperlocal ingredients -- 1. Red Eye Pie, a 30-proof apple whiskey, and 2. True Kinship Illinois Straight Bourbon, an 86 proof ultra smooth bourbon with warm butterscotch and caramel notes
Peter Hofherr (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer) brings both business sense and a strong understanding of the wine industry to his family's business, St. James Winery. Armed with a degree in Microbiology from Auburn and a MBA with a concentration of Finance from Georgia State University, Peter returned home to St. James Winery in 1995 after working for Coopers and Lybrand in their Financial Advisory Services consulting group. He served as winery general manager until 2001 when he responded to the call of public service as first, Deputy Director, and then Director of Agriculture and finally as Chief of Staff to the Governor of Missouri. Peter rejoined St. James Winery in 2007 and currently is serving on Missouri's Wine and Grape Board as chairmanand on the National Wine and Grape Initiative.
Karen Hand has a passion for grapes and winemaking which started when she helped plant the first vines in the 1970s at Alto Vineyards, the godfather of Illinois wineries located in Alto Pass. Since then, she has been winemaker at Owl Creek Vineyard in Cobden and Blue Sky in Makanda. She also helped with research to earn the Shawnee Hills American Viticultural Area certification and was a founding board member of the Shawnee Hills Winegrape Association. A two-time winner of the Illinois Vintner of the Year award, Hand has been recognized repeatedly as one of the Midwest's outstanding female leaders in the wine industry. 
      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.



Members - $25   Non-Members - $35   

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    or call (618) 604-1622


           To pay online, click here   See lower left side of our homepage.

  Cash/Checks/Credit Cards accepted at the door

  Cancellations must be made by text or voice prior to 10 am 
to (618) 604-1622.    No Shows will be invoiced. 
Added Opportunity Workshop - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The presentation is "Organizing your Ag Sales Territory for Success". Presented by:  Greg Martinelli - Ag Sales Professionals and club member.  Learn how to get organized and become more efficient at selling to grain and livestock producers.  
What will I learn?
-Tactics to segment your Ag customers
-How to organize a large geographic territory
-Building a sales funnel
-How to be more efficient & effective at running my sales territory

Session: Dec 13th 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Directly following our regular St. Louis Ag Club meeting 
For: Anyone involved in sales or business development to grain & livestock producers or Ag based companies
Members: This session is open to members and non-members. Anyone from your organization that might benefit is welcome
Cost: Free
RSVP: Email me to let know you will attend at
If you have any questions, you can reach me at (608) 751-6971

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