February 23, 2024 in Nevada, Missouri

Join us for a day of knowledge sharing and networking, too!
Tickets include a fabulous local food lunch, many great speakers, and much more.


What is Farm to Fork?

The Farm to Fork Summit and Expo connects farmers, businesses, and consumers interested in regenerative agriculture, building food and farm business opportunity, and making sure everyone eats well.

Join us February 23

Farm to Fork is for:

FARMERS who want to know more about farm-to-fork practices and possibilities, from diversifying the family farm to supplying schools and grocers.

PEOPLE and ORGANIZATIONS interested in purchasing from nearby producers and making local foods an easy, everyday reality.

BUSINESSES that make local food work, from supplying seeds and equipment to providing processing and distribution.

COMMUNITIES interested in benefits ranging from good nutrition and good soil to more farm families on the land.

2024 AGENDA -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We are currently confirming sessions and speakers.
Stay tuned for details.

Educational networking sessions include:

On-farm conservation practices: 

  • How to survive and thrive in drought conditions
  • Strategies for building soil fertility and farm stability

Outlets for local farm products:

  • Supplying rural grocery demand
  • Selling to schools and other institutions

Connecting with customers:

  • Social marketing and online sales
  • Partnering with healthy food efforts

Food and farm business development:

  • Resources for building local food businesses
  • One-on-one business counseling opportunities at Farm to Fork

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Elizabeth Heilman

We are excited to announce our 2024 Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Elizabeth Heilman of Regenerative Wisdom LLC.
Her topic: “The Joyful Drought Resilient Farm”

Happiness is one of the most important and least recognized parts of building a farm that can withstand weather extremes and, in the process, generate cost savings and new market options.

Farm to Fork 2024’s keynote speaker Dr. Elizabeth Heilman helps farms and ranches realize the personal and business satisfaction that resilient agriculture principles and practices promise.

She is a professor in the School of Education at Wichita State University, author/editor of five books and over 60 chapters and articles, and a member of the Regenerative Wisdom consulting group led by Dale Strickler, author of the books “The Drought Resilient Farm,” “Managing Pasture,” and “Restoring Your Soil.”

Mr. Strickler will offer a drought resilient farm session at Farm to Fork. Dr. Heilman will kick us off with a close look at where the rubber meets the proverbial road, at the assumptions and beliefs we must understand to consider and implement change. Elizabeth and Dale also run cattle in southeast Kansas and have a farm in southwest Wisconsin where they are involved in community-level change. 

Thank you to
Farm to Fork’s Early Sponsors!

Our Mission

The purpose of the annual Farm to Fork Summit and Expo is to support the family farm, strengthen local businesses, and increase food security in our region of west central Missouri and eastern Kansas.

Our Objectives

  • Encourage business collaboration
  • Strengthen our regional food system
  • Highlight local success stories
  • Provide Farm education
  • Showcase local products & farms

Sponsorship Opportunities

Farm to Fork sponsors are a crucial part of this regional food and agriculture event. Sponsors receive recognition in media campaigns—social media, print, radio, and web. Farm to Fork recognizes sponsors throughout the event, as well.

 If you have any questions about sponsorship, please contact chair Patty Cantrell at 660-476-2185 ext 6500 or email

PREMIER: $3,000

Name/Logo on all materials
(print, radio, web, social media)

  • Event web home page as Premier Sponsor
  • On customer registration and reminder emails
  • Event program front
  • Event banner and title slide

Other benefits:

  • Featured recognition throughout event
  • 4 free admissions & 4 door prize raffle tickets
  • Free prime location
    exhibitor booth



PLATINUM: $1,500

Name/Logo featured on:

  • Inside first page of event program
  • Event web home page under
    presenting sponsor

Other benefits:

  • Featured recognition throughout event
  • 3 free admissions & 3 door prize raffle tickets
  • Free prime location
    exhibitor booth



GOLD: $500

Name/Logo featured on:

  • Promotional materials
  • Event web home page

Other benefits:

  • 2 free admissions & 2 door prize raffle tickets
  • Free prime location
    exhibitor booth


SILVER: $250

Name/Logo featured on:

  • Promotional materials

Other benefits:

  • 2 free admissions & 2 door prize raffle tickets


BRONZE: $100

Name/Logo featured on:

  • Promotional materials



If you are unable to purchase a sponsorship this year, we welcome any donations for our Door Prize Raffle event!

Farm to Fork Summit & Expo
Planning Partners:

Join us February 23 in Nevada, MO, for west central Missouri’s sixth-annual local foods get-together, the 2024 Farm to Fork Summit and Expo!