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Missouri Agritourism Conference

July 28 - July 30


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The Missouri Agritourism Conference brings together current and prospective agritourism business owners to learn how to improve their agritourism venues. Attendees will participate in roundtable discussions, take a bus tour to various agritourism venues, and hear from experts in the field.


Sunday, July 28
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Registration/Reception – Elliott Student Union, Room 240


6:00 p.m.

  • Welcome – Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri Department of Agriculture
  • Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe
  • Program


Monday, July 29
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Bus Tour of Area Agritourism Venues – Bus pick up at Holiday Inn Express, 626 E. Russell Ave, Warrensburg 

    • University of Central Missouri Horticulture Farm, Warrensburg
    • Buckeye Acres Produce, Warrensburg
    • Green Meadows Alpaca Ranch, Holden
    • Fahrmeier Farm – The Patch and Winery, Lexington
    • Hemme Brothers Farmstead Creamery, Sweet Springs
    • Spring Branch Acres Christmas Tree Farm, Knob Noster
    • Simple Blessings Farm Event Barn, Knob Noster


Tuesday, July 30
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Agritourism Presentations by Industry Experts – Elliott Student Union, Room 240

  • A Goal Without a Plan is a Wish Hugh McPherson, President, Maize Quest 
  • How to Handle Media… Did I Say That? Lauren Huering, Former TV News Anchor/Reporter
  • Zoning Roundtable: Is Agritourism Agriculture? Matt Moreland, Red Barn Farm, Harrisonville; Brett Fahrmeier, Fahrmeier Farms, Lexington
  • DIY Facebook Ads and Social Media Marketing Jo McCoy, Communications Strategist, Missouri Farm Bureau
  • The Missouri Division of Tourism and You Kate Renfrow, Communications Manager, Missouri Division of Tourism
  • One, Not Everyone: Exceptional Customer Service Hugh McPherson, President, Maize Quest 


Hotel Arrangements

Since the conference will be held on the University of Central Missouri campus there will be no hotel room block available. Conference attendees are responsible for their own hotel arrangements. The following hotels are located in Warrensburg, MO:

Fairfield Inn & Suites
355 E Russell Ave.
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 422-3540

Holiday Inn Express
626 E Russell Ave.
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 747-3000

Comfort Inn Warrensburg Station
609 E Russell Ave.
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 429-4848

Days Inn
204 E Cleveland St.
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 429-2400


Unlimited available
Agritourism Attendee Registration$75.00Registration for one attendee.

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July 28
July 30


Missouri Farm Bureau


Elliott Student Union, UCM
511 S Holden St
Warrensburg, MO 64093 United States
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