Annual Farmers and Friends 2017

8:00-9:00AM: Pie, breakfast, polling activity

Bring a pie or delicious breakfast treat to share with friends, we are also asking participants to fill out a brief poll, asking farmers and friends in what ways they would like to build community in the KC food system.  Coffee will be provided. 

9:00AM:Welcome: Cultivate KC/Second Presbyterian Greeting

Katherine Kelly, executive director Cultivate KC
Cultivate KC staff introductions
Martin Orr, Second Presbyterian church and Cultivate KC friend

9:15AM: Community announcements

Brief two minute announcements for KC farmers and food projects promoting up coming classes, farmer resources, and volunteer needs from the community.  Please bring a flash drive or file with one powerpoint slide with contact information.  25 minutes will be allocated to this activity, so the first 12 announcements to arrive will get to speak.  Other slides with information can be added to the presentation, and sent out after the event.  

9:40 – 10:30 "Farms, Food and Community, how Diversity in our Food System can Strengthen Kansas City"
Speakers Matthew Kost, Robert Glinn, Dina Newman and Barb Able

10:30 – 10:45: Break

10:45- 12:00: Breakout Session 1, 9 Panel Discussions

1.     Topic: Local Farmer Services, Opportunities for Financing & Growing your Farm Business                                                                      

Panel Members: Laura Christensen, Blue Door Farm, KCK, Elisa Bedsworth, Raytown Farmers,  Market Manager, Christine Williams, Precious Petals & Pepper Berries Urban Farm, Independence

2.     Topic: Local Farmer Services, Employment & Labor Networks                                                          

Panel Members: Tom Ruggieri, Fair Share Farms, Chad Cilland, Next to Nature Farms

3.     Topic: Farm Techniques, Small Ruminants                                                                                      

Panel Members: Jenna Wilkens, Small farms Specialist, Lincoln University Extension, Sustan Jaster

4.     Topic:Farm Techniques, Small Space Growing                                                                                

Panel Members: Neil Rudisill, Booby Writght KCCG, Dahn Ria, New Roots Graduate

5.     Topic:Consumer and Social Issues, Urban & Rural Agricultural Systems   

Panel Members: Katherine Kelly, Cultivate KC, Brook Salvaggio, Urbavore Urban Farm

6.     Topic: Consumer and Social Issues, Race in the Local Food Movement                                       

Panel Members: Lucinda Noches Talbert, Lora McDonald Executive Director MORE, Mike Rollen,  Ophellias Blue Vine, Eleazar U. Gonzalez, Ph.D., University of Missouri

7.     Topic: Consumer and Social Issues, GMOS                                                                                    

Panel Members: Matthew Kost, PhD of Agricultural Genetics, Carey Gillam, US Right to Know

8.     Topic: Project Updates                                                                                      

Panel Members: Matthew Kost, PhD of Agricultural Genetics, Carey Gillam, US Right to Know

 

12:00-1:00 Potluck Lunch

 

12:45-1:00  Grow the Circle Award

Presented by Katherine Kelly, Cultivate KC, and Emily Akins, KC Food Circle

1:00-1:15 Break

1:15-2:30                   Breakout session 2, 8 panel Discussions, 1 demonstartion

1.     Topic: Local Farmer Services, Opportunities for Financing & Growing your Farm Business    

Panel Members: Laura Christensen, Blue Door Farm, KCK, Elisa Bedsworth, Raytown Farmers,  Market Manager, Christine Williams, Precious Petals & Pepper Berries Urban Farm, Independence

 

2.     Topic: Local Farmer Services, Employment & Labor Networks                                                          

Panel Members: Tom Ruggieri, Fair Share Farms, Chad Cilland, Next to Nature Farms

3.     Topic: Farm Techniques, Small Ruminants                                                                                        

Panel Members: Jenna Wilkens, Small farms Specialist, Lincoln University Extension, Sustan Jaster

4.     Topic:Farm Techniques, Small Space Growing   

 Panel Members:

6.     Topic:Consumer and Social Issues, Urban & Rural Agricultural Systems   

Panel Members:Katherine Kelly, Cultivate KC, Brook Salvaggio, Urbavore Urban Farm

7.     Topic: Consumer and Social Issues, Race in the Local Food Movement                                      

Panel Members: Lucinda Noches Talbert, Lora McDonald Executive Director MORE, Mike Rollen,  Ophellias Blue Vine, Eleazar U. Gonzalez, Ph.D., University of Missouri

8.     Topic: Consumer and Social Issues, GMOS                          

Panel Members:Matthew Kost, PhD of Agricultural Genetics, Carey Gillam, US Right to Know

9.     Topic: Project Updates    

 Panel Members:Matthew Kost, PhD of Agricultural Genetics, Carey Gillam, US Right to Know

 

 

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