Monday, January 20, 2014

Governors Conference on Ag and Honey and Wine Tasting

Hello everyone, I have had quite the exciting weekend full of travel, great food, new people, and weather of all sorts!! First off I got to travel to Kansas City Thursday night to attend the 2014 Missouri Governors conference on Agriculture. All weekend they had a conference with different vendors and speakers promoting Missouri agriculture and just agriculture in general. I wish I could have stayed all weekend but I was of on another adventure to St. Louis. Here are some pictures from the Governors Conference on AG.




The event was held in the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City. They had a bunch of trees outside that were still covered in lights it was so pretty!


The bluegrass band that was playing during the event


This was our little table we had set up with different bee/honey products. 

Me talking to a really tall man from the USDA. 

We met so many amazing people all involved with Agriculture in one way or another. 



St. Louis Honey and Wine Tasting at the St. Louis Culinary arts School. This was an event sponsored by one of the bee clubs in the state. It was a great event with lots of people both beekeepers and non. They had a room set up that had tables all around. On each table were 3 or so different honeys paired with a certain wine. Even though I didn't get to try the wine I still got to sample all of the different honeys. There was honey from Germany, France, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado, and Missouri and some others I can't remember. My favorites were the Colorado Wildflower and the Mesquite flavored honey from Mexico. 


The food! Oh my god so amazing! In one of the rooms there was a buffet set up with different foods the culinary students made. There was Duck confit (duck cooked in duck fat), smoked salmon, cauliflower pureed with black truffle dip, fruit, different cheese, and some sausage. All was so amazing!!!!


Me with the President of the Missouri State Beekeepers Association

Me and the Executive Chef of the school

Me and the woman in charge of the event

Me with the guy who brought most of the wine



It was a great weekend. It is so nice to get dressed up every now and then and step out of your comfort zone and learn about new things. The whole honey wine tasting was a little out of my normal activity range but it ended up being so fun and awesome. It was also great to share with others my passion for Beekeeping and agriculture. 

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  1. Looks like you had fun, Erin! Your experience as the State Honey Princess is going to expose you to a lot of ideas and neat people.

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    1. Yes it was lot's of fun!! I am so thankful for this opportunity it will defiantly be one of the best years of my life!!

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  2. Yum - all of those different foods and honeys sound amazing! I think you're in for an interesting and busy year!

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    1. They were all great!! I am looking forward to the rest of the year it's gonna be great and very busy but I wouldn't have it any other way!

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  3. What a wonderful role model you are for women young and old! Thanks for sharing all about your time at the conferences. You have a very good shutterbug following you around. :)

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    1. Thank You so much that means a lot!!! Yes I'm very lucky I have a great photographer following me around it's my Chairperson's husband! I took my camera but didn't have time to take any pics.

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  4. Erin!! What a wonderful blog post and incredible trip. Thank you SOOO much for sharing with us. (I loved the black dress you wore, by the way, it was beautiful!) I am also glad I got to catch up on a few of your blog posts, I was way behind. Hope all is well and you are staying warm.

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    1. Thank You so Much Alyssa!!! Everything Is going well here. Lately we haven't' been staying warm it's been so terribly cold outside and oddly enough in our classroom too!! I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! =)
    Im a new GFC follower. Stopping by from the KS Women Bloggers Sunday link up!

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    1. Melissa, Thank you so much for stopping by!! It was a great trip and so many great memories made!!

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