February 1, 2020

Annual Farmers & Friends Meeting

Join us for the 15th Annual Farmers & Friends Meeting, a gathering that brings together our city’s farming and food dreamers and doers to share knowledge and perspectives, start conversations, dream about what a healthy food system could look like, and then venture out to make it happen.

New location this year – Plexpod Westport Commons, 300 E. 39th St., KCMO 64111


8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Pie

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Awards

– Welcome, Mark Gawron, Cultivate Kansas City

– Staff Introductions, Katherine Kelly, Cultivate KC

– John Kaiahua Mentorship Award

– Grow the Circle Award

9:30 – 10:30 Keynote

Marty Travis: Spence Farms, “Growing a Co-op Business Model, Playing Well with Others”

Do you want to lead instead of follow? Do you want to grow your business as well as your farming community? Using some easy techniques, learn how to increase revenue, build diversity and empower the next generation of food providers. Come and explore how working together everyone sells more and the customer and community win.

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:45  Breakout Session I 

12:00 – 1:00 Breakout Session II


1:15 – 2:15 Pot Luck Lunch/Announcements



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