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2023 Agritourism Conference

July 16, 2023 - July 18, 2023

$60.00 – $125.00

2023 Agritourism Conference

Host Hotel: The Elms Hotel & Spa || Address: 401 Regent Street; Excelsior Springs, MO; 64024 || Phone: 816.630.5500

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)

  • Barham Family Farms
  • Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch – Clay County
  • The Farmer’s House Market – Weston
  • Red Barn Farm
  • Weston Tour
  • Weston Orchard & Vineyard
  • Shatto Milk Company
  • Angle Acres
  • Tobacco Barn || Farm-to-Table wine-pairing dinner w/ the Missouri Wine & Grape Board

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 (julie.waldrop@mofb.org // 573.893.1417) to reserve a space.

Contact Davin Althoff (davin.althoff@mofb.org // 573-893-1416) for additional details regarding the conference.


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July 16, 2023
July 18, 2023
$60.00 – $125.00
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Missouri Farm Bureau
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Excelsior Springs, MO
401 Regent Street
Excelsior Springs,MO64024United States
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