2024 Annual Farmers & Friends Meeting

Posted on February 21, 2024 by Alicia Alferman

Did you attend the 2024 Annual Farmers & Friends Meeting on Saturday, February 17th? THANK YOU for being a part of the day. Did you miss it? No worries- you can visit all the links and view the recorded presentations below.

AFFM was planned and hosted by Cultivate KC, in partnership with Groundwork NRGKC Healthy KidsKansas City Black Urban GrowersKansas City Community Gardens, Kansas State University’s Urban Food Systems InitiativeMiami County Conservation DistrictThe Kansas City Food Hub, and community volunteers. What a pleasure it was to share space, pizza, pie, and ideas with so many amazing folks. Our team is still basking in the glow that this event always delivers. We hope everyone found valuable resources, new connections or collaborators, and a renewed sense of belonging and inspiration in our local food system!

Here are all the links to keep the conversations and connections growing:

  • Watch and share the fantastic panel discussion: Determining Our Own Food Futures, Uplifting BIPOC Voices in Our Local Food System.
  • Watch poet Miguel M. Morales address his experience growing up as a farmworker and closing remarks by Dina Newman of Kansas City Black Urban Growers HERE. Don’t miss this – it’s quite powerful.
  • Post on and learn from the AFFM Community Bulletin Board, an announcement board to share information about upcoming projects, events, and resources.
  • Farmers, be sure to fill out the 5 minute Urban Ag Counts! survey. Accurate representation of area growers helps Cultivate KC and its partners better assist farmers in the KC metro and allows us all to better communicate the importance of urban agriculture to legislators, grant funders, government agencies, and more.
  • Enjoy the digital version the the 2024 AFFM Zine.
  • Join our general or farmer-focused email list (scroll to the bottom of each page to sign up) to receive news about future events and opportunities to advocate.

If you attended the event, PLEASE take a minute to fill out the post-event survey to share your feedback and help us keep improving this event! 

AFFM 2024 Survey

COMING SOON: 2024 Annual Farmers & Friends Photo Gallery

THANK YOU to the donors of our door prizes. We appreciate your support!