2023 Great Plains Growers Conference

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2023 Great Plains Growers Conference

Please join us January 13-14 for the 2023 Great Plains Growers Conference. This 2-day conference attracts 350-400 vegetable & fruit growers

When and where

Date and time


Missouri Western State University 4525 Downs Drive Saint Joseph, MO 64507

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

About this event

  • 1 day 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Please join us January 13-14 for the 2023 Great Plains Growers Conference. This 2-day conference attracts 350-400 vegetable, fruit, cut flower and other specialty crop growers from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska each year, including a variety of full and part time farm market and diversified horticulture producers. 

Concurrent educational program tracks are offered throughout the conference addressing the following topics. 

  • Business Management/Marketing
  • Tree Fruits
  • Small Fruits
  • Organic Farming​
  • Conventional Vegetable Production
  • Greenhouse, High Tunnel & Hydroponic Production
  • Vegetable Integrated Pest Management

We hope you will consider attending this great educational event, which also features a vendor and trade show with 50+ exhibitors. 

Conference Website

Program Schedule

Friday, January 13

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am       Registration & Trade Show
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm       General Session (lunch between 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm       Growers Association Meetings
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm       Pizza Dinner & Grower Innovation Hour of Fun (On campus)

Saturday, January 14

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am       Registration & Trade Show
  • 9:00 am - 3:30 pm       General Session (lunch between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)
  • 2:00 pm                      Trade Show ends


When does early-bird registration end? 

December 30, 2022

 What are my parking options?

Free parking is available on the Missouri Western State University campus, with parking lots located adjacent to the Fulkerson Center on the east and south sides of the building.

What is the conference security and liability policy? 

Normal security provisions will be in effect. University Extension and/or Missouri Western State University will not be liable for theft and will not assume any liability, legal or otherwise, for accidents of any nature. If there are issues with security or access to the building, contact MWSU campus police, 816-271-4438.

What's are the conference hotels?

Stoney Creek Inn    816-901-9600; Drury Inn   816-364-4700; ​Hampton Inn    816-390-9300.  Visit the conference website's lodging page for more information and details.