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2018 MOC Annual Conference in Bolivar, MO



Please save the dates and plan to join us in Bolivar, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 21-23 

  Downtown Bolivar, Missouri

Downtown Bolivar, Missouri

  Sailboats moored at Stockton State Park

Sailboats moored at Stockton State Park

Named one of the "Best Small Towns in America," Bolivar, in southwest Missouri, is in close proximity to Stockton and Pomme de Terre lakes. Conveniently located on newly-expanded Highway 13 between Kansas City and Springfield, this town of 10,000 offers the benefits of a bustling metropolis partnered with the peace and serenity you'll only feel in a rural setting.

  Fishing on Pomme de Terre Lake

Fishing on Pomme de Terre Lake

Home to Southwest Baptist University, a quaint downtown square, an incredible art museum, celebrated city parks, renowned restaurants, a handful of antique shops, fun festivals and fishing streams, Bolivar is a first-time MOC conference host and an ideal location for potential story opportunities.

We are finalizing the details for the 2018 Bolivar conference. Activities under consideration for MOC attendees include: 

  • Fishing for bass, crappie and walleye on Stockton Lake
  • Fishing for elusive muskies on Pomme de Terre Lake
  • Touring the legendary Fantastic Caverns, America's only ride-through cave
  • Visiting a local chukar partridge farm
  • Sailing lessons at Stockton State Park
  • Kayaking, Canoeing, Hiking at Stockton State Park
  • Wade fishing local streams
  • Hiking in the beautiful Dunnegan Memorial Park
  • Touring Tracker Marine boat factory, if available at that time
  • Shopping in antique stores and flea markets
  • And more
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In addition, we're working with Gail Noggle with the City of Bolivar to plan some fun, interesting and entertaining spouse tours throughout the conference. We'll look forward to sharing this information with everyone as it progresses.

We will be staying in a brand new Best Western Plus, which has its grand opening this spring.

We're excited to show off Bolivar and show everyone a good time. Additional conference details will be announced in the coming weeks.

We welcome any feedback and suggestions in regard to conference activities and seminar topics.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Bolivar this September.

*Please note: We want everyone to know why the conference dates have changed. Initially, the 2018 conference was scheduled for the weekend after Labor Day, as it always is, which would be Sept. 7-9. However, in order to accommodate many MOC members who had a scheduling conflict with the 2018 Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) conference, which overlaps with MOC's traditional conference weekend, we made the decision with input from our board members to move the conference dates to September 21-23, 2018. It is our hope that the new dates for 2018 will be convenient for all of our members. 


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Legends of Conservation: The Tramp and the Rough Rider
to May 19

Legends of Conservation: The Tramp and the Rough Rider

Witness a two-man play with John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt on their historic camping trip in Yosemite Valley in 1903.

Lee Stetson and Joe Wiegand are America's best Muir and Roosevelt re-enactors. 

Their historic conservation conversation will take the stage on May 18th & 19th, 2018, at the Prairie Star Farm near Bland, Missouri. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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4th Annual Conservation Day at the Capitol
6:00 AM06:00

4th Annual Conservation Day at the Capitol


This Conservation Federation of Missouri event is designed to bring conservationists from all across Missouri together at the Capitol for a day of promoting and supporting our natural resources and outdoor heritage.

We have reserved the 3rd floor of the Rotunda and will have table spaces available for up to 25 affiliate organizations. The event is both educational and informative. We hope citizens and legislators alike will tour the affiliate booths to learn about the diverse outdoor passions of Missourians. Citizens will have a chance to meet with their legislators and thank them for protecting conservation in Missouri.

The Morning Shag with Shags and Trevor of KCMQ 96.7 will be broadcasting their popular morning show live from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.


To reserve a booth for your affiliate organization, contact Micaela Haymaker at 573-634-2322 ext. 101 or

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5:00 PM17:00

82nd Annual Conservation Federation Convention & Banquet

Please make plans to join CFM on March 10, 2018 at its 82nd Annual Convention Banquet in Jefferson City at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. 

Support CFM's mission "to ensure conservation of Missouri's wildlife and natural resources, and preservation of our state's rich outdoor heritage through advocacy, education and partnerships."

The banquet includes a wonderful dinner, fellowship among friends, and our silent and live auction. 

Register online at or contact 573-634-2322 or for more information.

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2017 Annual Conference in St. Joseph

  • Stoney Creek Hotel and Suites (map)
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Register today for the 2017 Missouri Outdoor Communicators Annual Conference,
September 8-10 in Saint Joseph, Mo

You can register by filling out and submitting the form at the bottom of this page. Or, by downloading, filling out and returning the registration form. (If you have any trouble with the form, please contact Kyle at


The conference registration fee is $60 per person if you register before August 30. If you pay for your registration at the conference, the rate will be $70 per person. 

The MOC conference registration will take place at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. Complimentary sack lunches will be available when you register.

Conference registration fee includes the following: 


  Remington Nature Center

Remington Nature Center

  • "Experience St. Joseph, Part 1: Outdoor Adventures"(optional activities may include bank fishing and exploring trails at historic Krug Park, guided catfishing on the Missouri River with the PBSS Flathead Club, guided Missouri River float trips, guided tour of Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge, self-guided tour of Remington Nature Center, golfing at one of St. Jo's four-star courses)
  • Opening Night Welcome Reception and Dinner - Private Banquet Room at Frontier Casino
  • MOC Hospitality Suite - Stoney Creek Hotel


  The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion and Museum

The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion and Museum

  • Breakfast - Stoney Creek Hotel
  • Professional Development Workshops - the Missouri Department of Conservation Northwest Regional Office on the Missouri Western Campus
  • Spouse/Guest Tours (during Professional Development Seminars)
  • Tour of the Walter Cronkite Memorial Museum - Missouri Western Campus
  • Lunch, Business Meeting and Tour of Confluence: The Great Flood of 1993 Exhibit - The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion and Museum
  • "Experience St. Joseph, Part 2: History, Art & Culture" (optional activities may include touring the Pony Express Museum and Stables, the historic Patee House and Jesse James' home, the Glore Psychiatric Museum and World War 1 exhibit, explore the Albrecht-Kemper Art Museum, enjoy a unique shopping expedition, and more)
  • Closing Night Reception and Dinner at Stoney Creek Hotel
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • Hospitality Suite


  Historic Krug Park

Historic Krug Park

  • Breakfast - Stoney Creek Hotel
  • "Experience St. Joseph, Part 3: Outdoor Adventures" (most of Friday's outdoor activities will be offered again on Sunday morning as well as limited guided teal hunt at the Mound City bottoms. The teal hunt is available only for first seven active media members to register). 
  • Conference ends around 1 p.m. 
  • Head for home or make other arrangements on your own for further exploration of St. Joe's wide variety of attractions, activities and adventures.. 

It's going to be an awesome conference! 

Please submit your registration form (found at the bottom of this page) by August 19.

You may also pay for your conference registration via Credit or Debit Card by calling 573-636-8282, or mail in a check to Missouri Outdoor Communicators, 125 E High Street, Suite 200, Jefferson City, MO 65101.


Our conference headquarters will be at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center at 1201 Woodbine Road in St. Joseph, MO. 

Stoney Creek has a room block for MOC. If you are planning to attend, please make your reservations at your earliest convenience.

The MOC conference rate is $89 per night.

  Relax in a comfortable and spacious room with a rugged flair at Stoney Creek.

Relax in a comfortable and spacious room with a rugged flair at Stoney Creek.

Stoney Creek features well-appointed, spacious rooms with a rugged flair; comfortable lounge areas; complimentary hot breakfasts; a business center; fitness room; swimming pool and more.

To reserve your room at Stoney Creek, please call 800-659-2220 or 816-901-9600.

Be sure to mention you are reserving your room for the MOC conference to receive the conference room rate.  Lodging reservations must be made prior to August 30 to receive the $89.00 conference rate.


The St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes you to historic St. Joseph, where the west officially began getting wild!  

Come make some memories in St. Joseph. There are some things you just can't learn from a history book, like seeing firsthand where the Pony Express began and the infamous Jesse James ended.

You'll find great outdoor recreation throughout the area, whether chasing trophy catfish or floating on the Missouri River, fishing in one of their beautiful parks or conservation areas, exploring Remington Nature Center or taking advantage of the city's 48 parks and 26 miles of pristine Parkway trails. St. Joseph is home to 13 distinctive museums and galleries, including the Pony Express Museum, the Patee House, Jesse James' home, the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, the Albrecht-Kemper Art Museum and many more. There's also 12 annual festivals, outdoor concerts, delicious dining, amazing architecture listed on the National Register of Historic Places and an arts culture like no other. The Missouri Western campus in St. Joseph is home to the Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp.

Located at the crossroads of Interstate 29 and MO Highway 36 and only 30 minutes from North Kansas City, St. Joseph is waiting for you.

For more information on St. Joseph, please visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau's website at


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Explore St. Joe, Part 1: Outdoor Adventures (1 - 5 p.m.)
Please choose an outdoor activity to participate in for Friday afternoon:
Explore St. Joe, Part 2: History, Arts & Culture (2:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
Please select an activity for Saturday afternoon:
Explore St. Joe, Part 3: Outdoor Adventures (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Please choose an outdoor activity to participate in for Sunday morning.
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Please let us know if there's anything else we should take into consideration in regard to your attendance at the conference:
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