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Opening Keynote Session: “Rooted in Local Food and Farming”

Time: 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Speaker: Andrew McCrea – American Countryside

Farmer and broadcaster Andrew McCrea tells rural America’s stories on his radio and podcast channels. At Farm to Fork, he will share his perspective on the important role that local foods and regenerative agriculture have in building a new rural American prosperity.

breakout session 1:

Breakout Session 1 TRACK: Soil Health   |   Title: “Practice Regenerative Agriculture”

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: Josh Payne

See how farms are building profitability with multi-species rotational grazing.

Breakout Session 1 TRACK: Diversification   |   Title: “New Crops”

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

PANEL: Ben Bennett, Lynn Meinershagen, & Josh Abercrombie

This session will feature families working with different farm crops, such as agroforestry.

Breakout Session 1 TRACK: Food Policy   |   Title: “Farm to Food Bank

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: Bill McKelvey & Lisa Ousley

Learn about hunger in Missouri and how community-based programs are making a difference.

Breakout Session 1 TRACK: Entrepreneurs   |   Title: “Business Plan How-To”

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: Tiffany Frost

Download business planning steps and real-life experience in this ‘getting started’ session.

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Breakout Session 2 TRACK: Soil Health   |   Title: “Cover Crop Basics”

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Speaker: Kelly Wilson

Learn how to protect and nourish soil with cover crops.

Breakout Session 2 TRACK: Diversification   |   Title: “New Markets”

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

PANEL: Hemme Brothers, Matt Moreland, & Monty Smith

Check out how some farms are shaking up their market mix for long-term sustainability.

Breakout Session 2 TRACK: Food Policy   |   Title: “Farm Bill Action”

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m

Speaker: Patrick Westhoff

Explore the law that covers everything from school lunches to price supports, and how you have a say in it.

Breakout Session 2 TRACK: Entrepreneurs   |   Title: “Regenerative Main St.”

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m

Speaker: Chett Daniel

Learn how small towns are growing stronger with small businesses, and small farms.

Closing Demonstration: LIVE! The Power of Healthy Soil

Time: 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m

Speaker: Ray Archuleta – Soil Health Academy

Ray Archuleta is a distinguished soil scientist and founder of the national Soil Health Academy and Understanding Ag LLC. His live demonstration of healthy soil’s power to hold water and nutrients provides a closeup look at what regenerative agriculture can do.

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