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The two-day Growing Connections: Farm and Food Conference is focused on urban farming with an emphasis on on-farm food safety. Monday’s farm tours and Tuesday’s power presentations are a great opportunity to glimpse various production methods and will be informative for young and emerging farmers and well as experienced growers interested in learning more about no-till and regenerative farming, grape and tree fruit production, urban honey production, farmer mental health, racial equity, social justice, community development, intergenerational farming, entrepreneurship, farm-to-school, and folx looking for a deeper conversation about food production and a closer connection to our rich Kansas City network.
Register for Monday below and register for Tuesday HERE.


What’s one of a farmer’s favorite things to do? Visit other farms, of course.

Monday kicks off at at 8:30 AM with at KC Farm School at Gibbs Road Farm in KCK with coffee and pastries before we tour Gibbs Road Farm and Common Ground. Next we head north to Pay Lay’s 2.5 acre Ki Koko Farms. Crossing the border, we grab lunch-to-go at The Farmhouse on our way to Urbavore, Brooke Salvaggio and Dan Heryer urban oasis about 5 miles east of Country Club Plaza. The Ivanhoe Neighborhood in midtown KCMO is home to our last two stops – Young Family Farm and Neil Rudisill’s half acre micro farm Woodland City KC.

  • Due to Covid, no transportation is provided but carpooling opportunities are available.
  • This conference is offered at no charge thanks to funding from the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, KS-SARE, the Kansas Rural Center, and Growing Growers KC.

Don’t forget to also get your ticket for the Fall Farm & Food Conference: DAY 2 GATHERING on Tuesday!!

This event is supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $25,000 received from National Farmers Union Foundation with 100 percent funded by FDA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by FDA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit FDA.gov

Urban Farming Conference Day 1 Touring Five Farms