$12.50 – $60

Great Plains Growers Conference

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Missouri Western State University

4525 Downs Drive

Saint Joseph, MO 64507

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Please join us January 9-11 for the 2020 Great Plains Growers Conference. This 3-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.


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

  • Food Safety Grower Training (FSMA)
  • Industrial Hemp 101
  • Honey Bees & Beekeeping
  • Drip Irrigation Systems from Design to Production
  • Cultivating Your Legally Resilient Farm
  • Business Management
  • Business Financing
  • Tree Fruits
  • Small Fruits
  • Organic Farming​
  • Conventional Vegetable Production
  • Greenhouse & Hydroponic Production
  • Invasive Species
  • Vegetable Integrated Pest Management
  • Cut Flower Production


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


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Program Schedule

Thursday, January 9

  • 7:00 am - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Trade Show
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm All day workshops
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Wine & Cheese Reception in Trade Show area

Friday, January 10

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Trade Show
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm General Session (lunch between 11:00 am - 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 11

  • 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)
  • 1:00 pm Trade Show ends


FAQs


When does early-bird registration end?

December 31, 2019

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.

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Missouri Western State University

4525 Downs Drive

Saint Joseph, MO 64507

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