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For more than 80 years, CFM has been known as “The Voice for Missouri Outdoors.” From hunters to hikers, birders to mountain bikers, outdoor novices to outdoor veterans, CFM provides a platform for a diverse group of individuals and businesses to have their conservation voice be heard.

As CFM looks to the future, we will remain ever cognizant of our past. We recognize the efforts of the conservationists who came before us and intend to honor them by carrying their dreams into the future. Our many achievements have all come about thanks to ordinary folks like you working together to accomplish extraordinary feats.

CFM Business Partners will receive a one-year subscription to the CFM magazine, recognition in each issue of the magazine, and periodical mentions and shares across our social media channels. 

We hope you will join us in efforts to promote and protect the natural resources of Missouri.

Thank you for your support of the Conservation Federation of Missouri.

Platinum - $10,000

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Bass Pro Shops started in 1971 when Johnny Morris returned home to Springfield, Missouri to set up a store filled with all of the newest premium fishing tackle he could find. The new store became popular with local and out-of-state fisherman. It is now America’s leading outdoor retailer with stores across America and Canada.

CZ USA is a subsidiary of a parent company CZUB. The USA headquarters have been located in Kansas City, KS since 1998. All distribution, warranty work and repair work is done at the location. They work to provide the quality, value and service that their customers have come to expect from the company.

Associated Missouri Electric Cooperatives has provided reliable, wholesale power generation and high-voltage transmission for more than 50 years. They supply 51 local electric cooperatives in Missouri, Iowa and Oklahoma and serve 875,000 customers.

Shelter Insurance is a dynamic group of companies focused on providing financially secure insurance protection and services. They opened their doors in  1946 and have since become a most successful and financially sound regional insurance groups in the country. They transformed from a small company providing Missourians affordable car insurance into a leading corporation offering a variety of insurance products in 17 states.

Gold - $5,000

Riley Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac serves as Jefferson City and Central Missouri’s dealer for new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs. The company has been serving Central Missouri since 1936. The dealership proudly serves Jefferson City, MO Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac drivers.

Midway USA was founded by Larry Potterfield who had a dream of running a gun shop. His dream became a reality with Midway USA, which is an internet retailer of shooting, hunting, and outdoor products. They started back in 1977 with some hard work and a passion for serving customers, and that carries through their business today.

Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) is the owner, operator, and developer of renewable energy production facilities that convert agricultural and industrial wastes, along with renewable biomass feedstocks to renewable natural gas and sustainable co-products. RAE engages in these business operations with a focus on incorporating native prairie restoration.

Doolittle Trailer Manufacturing is a manufacturer of utility, equipment, enclosed, and dump trailers located in Holts Summit, Missouri. Doolittle Trailer Manufacturing has been supplying dealers with quality trailers at competitive prices for more than 3o years.

Pure Air Natives has been providing Missouri & adjacent states with live native plants and custom blended native grass and wildflower seed mixes for more than 25 years. Their live plant plugs and custom blended seed mixes are used in thousands of acres of prairie restoration & habitat creation annually.

Enbridge Energy is a North American leader in delivering energy. Enbridge has been ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index for the past seven years. It owns and operates Canada’s largest natural gas distribution company, serving residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and New York State. The company has interests in nearly 2,000 megawatts of net renewable and alternative generating capacity and continues to expand into wind, solar, and geothermal.

Redneck Hunting Blinds are built in Lamar, MO, by the dedicated staff of Redneck Outdoor Products, LLC. They manufacture a wide variety of products for the outdoor industry. Be assured that despite their unique name there is nothing Redneck about the products. They strive to provide high-quality unique products that are designed for hunters by hunters.

Bushnell has been the industry leader in high-performance sports optics for more than 65 years. The company’s guiding principle is to provide the highest quality, most reliable, and affordable sports optics products on the market.

G3 Boats is a Yamaha-owned boat company and manufactures over 100 models of aluminum fishing boats and pontoons at their location in Lebanon, Missouri. G3 strives to provide three features for every G3 boat owner; Quality, Performance, and Satisfaction.

Silver - $2,500

Learfield Communications began 40 years ago with a small group and now has employees in offices and newsrooms across the country. The company covers a range of news, from agriculture to sports. It operates under the simple mission statement of “Build the Team, Grow the Company & Have Fun.”

Starline Brass is a family owned business known for making the highest quality brass case available. They have been in business for more than 30 years. Starline has a 30,000 square-foot manufacturing facility located in Sedalia, MO. Their unique manufacturing process and commitment to their customers sets them apart from their competition.

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. The company’s patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application. In fact, superior growth rates make RPM trees the standards for problem-solving plantings including carbon sequestration, vegetative environmental buffers and reforestation.

Lilleys’ Landing Resort and Marina in Branson, Missouri, is the year-round spot you’re looking for to enjoy both the tourist sites and the restive Ozarks waterfront along Lake Taneycomo. Nestled between gently sloping pasture land and the 300-foot bluffs on the opposite bank, the grounds are buffered to traffic bustle, even though the Music Country Blvd. “strip” is just two miles away. As one of the small, family-run resorts on Lake Taneycomo, Lilleys’ Landing is close to many back roads that lead to area attractions. With free wireless internet you can be as connected as you want to be, but we won’t tell your co-workers — unless they come with you for a work/play lakeside conference. Nothing like fly fishing all together in a boat for the ultimate team building time.

Mitico solves today’s mitigation needs by restoring, enhancing, and preserving natural resources for future generation. Mitico is lead by Wally Iman, CFM board member, and his business partner Matthew W. Roth.

Missouri Wildflowers Nursery have been growing and selling native plants and seeds since 1984. Missouri is the genetic origin of our plants, so they are best adapted to states east of the Rockies. View our plants online visit the nursery  just south of Jefferson City, MO.

Simmons Optics Since 1983, Simmons® has established itself as a visionary leader in high-quality, high-value riflescopes and binoculars. For over 25 years, hunters and sportsmen alike have looked to Simmons for extraordinary optical innovation and rugged durability.

At St. James Winery, they make wine that reflects where they’re from – the Meramec Highlands. This rich, fertile region is a stretch of communities forming the heart of Missouri. The Meramec Highlands provide winemaking conditions unlike any other region in the world – and that’s not an exaggeration. Missouri’s distinctive weather patterns and the unique soil in our vineyards are exactly what they need to make wines that continue to win fans from around the world.

Sun Solar is a local, family-owned business that has enjoyed rapid growth since its inception. It was honored to be included in the Inc. 500 list, an annual ranking of America’s fastest-growing companies, ranked 156th in the nation. According to Solar Power World magazine, it was ranked as the #1 residential solar installer in Missouri in 2014. Sun Solar was ranked #1 as the fastest growing business in Springfield, MO by the Springfield Business Journal’s list for Dynamic Dozen.

Bronze - $1,000

Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives was founded in 1937 with the mission of providing a means for electric cooperatives to work together and accomplish things collectively that they could not do as effectively or efficiently on their own. AMEC is a grassroots organization that works together to keep the rural electric program strong and influential in Missouri.

NW Electric Power Cooperative, Inc’s mission is to provide dependable, high-quality wholesale power to meet all present and future requirements of its members. It furnishes strong leadership in marketing, community, economic development and customer service.

Central Electric Power Cooperative, headquartered in Jefferson City, Missouri, is an electric generation and transmission cooperative and is an independent, locally-owned business. Central is owned by and delivers power to eight distribution cooperatives covering a 22,000 square mile area in central Missouri. They exist to serve the needs of their member cooperatives by providing excellent electric generation and transmission systems and long-term rate stability in a competitive environment.  Central provides additional services needed to maintain and improve economic opportunities and the quality of life in Central Missouri. 

The Missouri Wine and Grape Board was established in 1984 to support the research, development and promotion of Missouri grapes, wines and juices. And support it we have. Our industry now boasts an annual impact of $1.76 billion and more than 125 wineries, providing nearly 15,000 full-time jobs.

Gray Manufacturing Company was founded in 1920 when J.H. Gray started his company as nothing more than a simple tire shop. Soon though, Gray began developing innovative equipment to make the heavy work easier and more efficient. By 1921 he was granted his first patent and the rest is history. Today, J.H. Gray’s tradition of quality continues. Now with approximately 200 employees, Gray Manufacturing Company, Inc. is recognized around the world for providing the highest quality shop service equipment for the automotive, truck and service vehicle industries.

Black Widow Custom Bows, Inc. is a Missouri-based company well-recognized for being the best custom traditional bows on the market today. Black Widow bows are unique in design and very complex to build. Just the handle alone has up to thirty-seven glue lines (depending on the model) and requires as many man-hours to build as do most complete traditional bows being made today. Lightning-fast limbs are tapered and tillered as only Black Widow bowyers know-how. The result of all this effort and expertise is a bow.. a legendary bow a Black Widow bow whose smoothness, stability and speed will amaze you.

Drury Hotels built their first hotel in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and their first Drury Inn in Sikeston, Missouri. For 40 years, Drury has continued to stick with the basics that helped the company grow from a small plastering business in the Bootheel of Missouri to a successful, growing system of 130 hotels in 20 states. They have been and will continue to be 100% family-owned and operated.

HMI Fireplace Shops carry a vast array of fireplace and hearth products, as well as cultured stone and central vacuum systems. We offer three locations in Central Missouri to better serve you: Lake of the Ozarks, Nixa, and Rolla. Developing relationships and educating our customers is our goal.


Hodgdon Powder Established in 1947 by Bruce and Amy Hodgdon, today, sons Bob and JB have grown Hodgdon Powder Company into the largest US supplier of smokeless, blackpowder and blackpowder substitute propellants. The company distributes gunpowder under the Hodgdon®IMR®Winchester® and Goex® brands.

Burgers’ Smokehouse is a smokehouse and producer of cured and smoked meats and other foods in California, Missouri. It is one of the largest processors of naturally cured hams in the U.S. The company’s packaging says “Home of Hickory Smoked, Sugar Cured Meats since 1952”, although the family’s selling of hams by E.M. Burger and his German mother Hulda is said to go back to the 1920s. The company now sells “about 750,000 hams a year, plus bacon, sausage and a dozen other specialty meats”.

Ozark Bait & Tackle was founded by Tony Edgar in 2002 as Edgar’s Outdoor Sports. Tony grew up with a love for the outdoors in Versailles just fifteen minutes from Lake of the Ozarks. He wanted to create a place where the avid hunter or fisher could find everything necessary to enjoy the outdoors. It started as a small store just outside of Versailles. In 2007 Tony moved just down the road to a new and larger building. With that move, the inventory grew and Edgar’s Outdoor Sports began to offer a wider range of hunting and fishing accessories. The addition of Randy Washburn as a business partner in 2015 grew the company grew to two stores, adding the Laurie location, and changed the name to Ozark Bait & Tackle. energy, revitalizing global agriculture, and providing a cleaner, affordable alternative to fossil fuels.

For nearly 60 years, Powder Horn Guns & Archery has served the people of Columbia, Missouri. They are a family-owned sporting goods business with a passion for the outdoors. We appreciate their partnership with CFM. If you’re in need of some spring turkey season gear, stop into the store or give them a call. They’re a hometown, locally-owned gun shop.
Powder Horn Guns & Archery
1915 Paris Road
Columbia, MO 65201
Call – 573-875-4867

Northeast Power is a not-for-profit transmission electric utility headquartered in Palmyra, Missouri. They are owned by the eight member-distribution cooperatives they serve – three in southeast Iowa and five in northeast Missouri. They are part of a three-tiered not-for-profit cooperative system. Each level has its own set of unique responsibilities. The member-distribution cooperatives are the top tier. They provide electric service directly to the member-owners, which include businesses, farms, and households. Northeast Power is part of the second level of the three-tiered system, which is primarily responsible for transmission services and delivery of wholesale power to their member-distribution cooperatives.

Woods Smoked Meats, located in Pike County, Missouri, has been in operation since 1952. They offer a fully stocked meat case every day filled with fresh-cut steaks, roasts, smoked hams and turkeys, cured bacon, and much more! They also carry a variety of other meats and seafood and will fill special orders for you.

Visit their website to see many other meat items, spices, jams and jellies that are available to be shipped directly to you.

Woods Smoked Meats is also a meat processor that participates in the Share the Harvest program.