If you are in central Missouri and are interested in meeting other permie minded folks we are starting a new permaculture guild in Columbia. Information can be found at www.facebook.com/columbiapermacultureguild
Glad to see you working on this, Todd. We have a group that is beginning to solidify here in the Kansas City area. In fact, we should figure out how to work together on things. For example, we have a Google+ hangout next Friday evening, a strawbale building demonstration on Feb. 27 and will likely have a three-day rocket mass heaterworkshop in June. Any and all from central Missouri are welcome to join in any of these activities. You can follow along over at the Kansas City Area thread: https://permies.com/forums/posts/list/200/24368
Thanks Dan, I'll see if we can join your Google+ hangout and we should definitely figure out how to work together. I am trying to plan a field trip to the University of Missouri Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin this spring. I'll keep Kansas City contingent in the loop on that.