Sunday, July 16
4 – 6 p.m. — Registration
6 p.m. — Reception & Dinner, featuring comments by MOFB President Garrett Hawkins and Randy White (Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group)
Monday, July 17
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. — Bus Tour (Departs from The Elms Hotel & Spa; includes lunch + dinner)
Tuesday, July 18
8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. — Coffee w/ Exhibitors, featuring comments by MOFB CAO Blake Rollins.
8:45 a.m. — U-Pick your Path: Prioritize Communications to Achieve Your Business Goals, featuring Mallory Rahe (Missouri Agriculture Food & Forestry Innovation Center)
9:45 a.m. — Financial Opportunities for Agriculture, featuring Jill Wood (Missouri Department of Agriculture)
10:45 a.m. — What You Need to Know about Retail Food Sales, featuring Paige Anderson (Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Retail Food Program Manager)
11:30 a.m. — Lunch, featuring “What Flew … What Flopped”
1 p.m. — Embrace Your Quirks, Boost Your Exposure: Leveraging Uniqueness to Thrive in the Tourism Industry, featuring Katie Blake (Missouri Division of Tourism)
1:45 p.m. — Exhibitor Sharing
2:15 p.m. — Panel Discussion: Growing Rural Community Economic Development Through Agritourism, featuring Stacie Bratcher (Kearney Chamber of Commerce), Steve Frey (Weston Red Barn Farm), Tammy Bruckerhoff (City of Hermann/Visit Hermann) and Curtis Delgman (Peno Creek Pumpkin Patch)
Registration Fee: $125/person, includes Sunday reception/dinner, Monday bus tour, lunch and Farm to Table dinner, and Tuesday program sessions and lunch. Registration is available online through Wednesday, July 12.
Hotel Rate: $129 + tax (king bed); $149 + tax (2 double beds). Please contact The Elms Hotel & Spa to reserve your rate. Rooms may be available at the hotel at a later date; however, the negotiated room rate may not be available.
Vendors: Limited vendor spaces are available at the host hotel during dinner on Sunday evening and throughout the workshop sessions on Tuesday afternoon. Contact Julie Waldrop (firstname.lastname@example.org // 573.893.1417) to reserve a space.
Contact Davin Althoff (email@example.com // 573-893-1416) for additional details regarding the conference.