Prairie Prophets Podcast: Ep. 13: Missouri State Representative Bruce and wife Jan Sassmann
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On this episode of Prairie Prophets Podcast, Brandon chats with Missouri State Representative Bruce Sassmann and his wife, Jan. Sassmann serves as the Chair of the Conservation and Natural Resources Committee for the House of Representatives. Jan is a retired teacher and former board member for the Missouri Prairie Foundation.

The Sassmanns are active members of numerous conservation organizations, including the Conservation Federation of Missouri, Quail Forever, Missouri Prairie Foundation, and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation. Together, they pour their conservation efforts into their property which they affectionately call “Prairie Star Restoration Farm”.

The three discuss Bruce’s role as the Chair of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Sassmann’s “Holy Trinity of Conservation” events which highlight professional reenactors portraying Thoreau, Muir, and Leopold. They also discuss Jan’s time with Rudi Roeslein on the Missouri Prairie Foundation Board.

More information about the Sassmanns can be found here: Representative Bruce Sassmann (

The Holy Trinity of Conservation Story: Meet the Holy Trinity of Conservation on a Missouri Farm • Missouri Life Magazine



Brandon Butler

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