Thank you for attending the 2024              Educational Conference.

  The next Educational Conference                will be March 7 & 8 2025


MPBA Pet Show Sponsor

Sunnyview Feed

Lebanon MO


Check back to stay informed as to who the Speakers and Vendors for 2025 will be!

Start making plans now to attend in March 2025!

MPBA Annual Educational Conference & Exposition

MPBA hosts a 2-day, educational conference each year that is widely attended by vendors, visitors, and speakers nationwide. The conference is always held the 2nd weekend in March. At our conference you will find:

  • Vendors (over 100)
  • Educational Speakers
  • FFA Speaking Contest and Scholarship Awards
  • CEU Opportunities
  • FREE Banquet
  • Benefit Auction and games for prizes though out the night
  • Location Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center 500 E. Elm St. Lebanon MO 65536 

       Schedule for 8 & 9th Educational Conference


7:30-8:30  Registration-Booth Visitation 

8:30-9:00 Welcome MPBA Members-MPBA Elections (in the Theater)

9:00-9:45         Dr. Knappenberger        MERCK

10:00-10:45     Mindy Patterson       The Cavalry Group

11:00-11:45     Chris Mallon               A to Z Vet Supply

12:00-1:00       Lunch and Booth Visitation

                        Tony Dugger/J.P. Dunn  MPBA Lobbyist and

                                                             Executive Director

  Tony and J.P. will be speaking in the Meeting Room   A Mother Road       

1:00-1:45        Michael Glass                 APRI                                                                                

2:00-2:45        Bob Yarnell                    ACA

3:00-3:45        Stacy Mason                  AKC 

4:00-5:30        FFA Speaking Contest 

                       Topic: Benefits and/or Positivity of the Pet Industry

5:30-6:30         Happy Hour 

6:00                 Banquet       *Courtesy of AKC*

                        Free to Members and Vendors

6:30-9:30         MPBA Benefit Auction

                        *Games for Guns/Giveaways/Surprises*  




8:30-9:00         Registration/Booth Visitation

                 *9:00 ACA Dog Show*

9:00-9:45         Dr. Robert Westra     Paw Print 

10:00-10:45      William Coggin          HumaneWatch

                                         Website: HUMANEWATCH.ORG                                                                                                          

11:00-11:45      TBA                          USDA

12:00-1-00        Lunch/Booth Visitation

                          *Pet Show Starts*

1:00-1:45          Matt Rold                   MO Dept of AG

2:00-2:45          Protect the Harvest

3:00                  MPBA Election Meeting 2024





Let Helen take care of you during Social Hour

Friday afternoon from 

5:00p.m. till 6:00p.m.

in the Banquet Hall.

MPBA Banquet and Benefit Auction to follow!  

                        2024 Expo Vendor List


United All Breed Registry

Fierce Metal and Woodworking

The Cavalry Group ---- Speaker at the Conference

Protect the Harvest---- Speaker at the Conference

Dream Maker Kennel    * Bronze Sponsor*

Lambert Vet Supply          *Gold Sponsor*

Puppy Spot                 *Platinum Sponsor*

DD Diagnostics 

LeafFilter Gutter Protection

Renewal by Anderson

Mother & Daughter Creations

Studio D

Mrs. B  Sweets & More

Cactus Jewels & Co Permanent Jewelry

Mary Kay

Strawberry Vine

Embark Veterinary

Shield Cleaners            *Gold Sponsor* 

Pro Med Animal Health   *Silver Sponsor*

American Kennel Club     *Platinum Sponsor*  FFA Sponsor


Diamond Pet Food

QD Kennel

Patriot Concessions

The Wright Shears & Sharpening

Savvy Trends Boutique

Elite Nutrition

Juice Plus

Global Pet Security

Tuffy's Pet Food            *Sliver Sponsor* 

Kayz Korner

Retievers Animal Supply    *Bronze Sponsor*

Gadgets Customs


BFF Paw-tique 

Avenue Veterinary Supply *ELITE SPONSOR* MPBA Scholarship

Neogen Paw Print Genetics

Select Puppies                    *Bronze Sponsor*

Pawrade                 MPBA Scholarship Sponsor


The Rabbit Hole Products

Blue Ribbon

Brilliant Pad      *Silver Sponsor*

ACA  *Gold Sponsor*  FFA Sponsor & MPBA Scholarship Sponsor

Granny's Goodies & Grandpa's Garden

Probuilt Products

Revival Animal Health    *Sliver Sponsor*


Royal Canin           *Silver Sponsor*

Downhome Transport


The PetXChange           *Platinum Sponsor*

Express Puppies

Puppy Travlers     *Silver Sponsor*  MPBA Scholarship Sponsor

Sunnyview Feed           MPBA Pet Show Sponsor 

Bar J Sales 

Breath EZ

Patches for Pups & Pals 

Maverick German Shepherds

Conrad's Cuddly Canines   *Bronze Sponsor*

Lonewolf Transport


Miller Kennel Supplies 


Zoomin Groomin

The Nut Man

Plasti Crate










Check back for updated Vendors and watch for Show Specials!

Some of the items we have for the Auction, Games, and Prizes for the EXPO in March 2023. 


Will be adding Prizes as we get them in for 2024


Remember to bring an Auction Item to help raise funds at our Benefit Auction. It will be Friday night at our Banquet Dinner. Make plans to attend.

Lodging: Ask for MPBA Specials
Lodging for 2023 MPBA Conference
March 10th and 11th 2023
Lodging for MPBA Conference.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [171.4 KB]

If Booking rooms with Holiday Inn Express, ask for MPBA discount.  

      Super 8 is Pet Friendly with a deposit. Ask for MPBA rates. 


See what's happening in our area!

Governor Parsons Declares the 2nd Week in March "National Pet Breeders Week"

Earlier this year, Governer Mike Parsons passed a bill to recognize the 2nd full week in March as a statewide holiday. The full text of the bill reads:

"The second full week in March is hereby designated as "Pet Breeders Week" in Missouri. Citizens of this state are encouraged to participate in appropriate events and activities in recognition of ethical and responsible pet breeders throughout our state for the joy they bring to pet owners."

MPBA is thrilled to announce that their Annual Educational Conference is always held on the 2nd weekend of March and coincides with the new holiday. MPBA invites you to come and join them in their celebration of Missouri Pet Breeders Week at their conference on March 10-11, 2023.

Remember to get your membership for 2024 and get in our 2024 Breeders Directory. We have over 100,000 views on our website a year - you don't want to miss out on being seen by potential customers!

Contact Us Today!

Missouri Pet Breeders Association
313 B West Commercial

Lebanon, MO 65536

Phone: 417-718-4182


2023 Professional Dog Breeder's Directory

Find a Professional Breeder Now.


Kevin Beauchamp



Vice President:

Rodney Blosser



Correspondence Secretary:

Kathleen Monks


Membership Secretary:

Brenda Arnett


Pam Monnahan


Communications Director:

Hannah Gordon


Publicity Director:
Mandy Griffiths

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