This workshop will teach participants how to bring local farmers, citizens, and small business owners together with a food festival in your community. Participants of this workshop will also learn about a $500 mini-grant opportunity offered by the Missouri River Communities Network that can be used to incorporate Missouri-grown produce into community events.

Schedule:

8:30 – 8:45: Coffee, Tea, and Pastries
8:45 – 9:15: Autumn on the Bricks ● Brian Mahieu and Jerrie Bell
9:15 – 9:45: Morels and Microbrews ● Garry Vaught
9:45 – 10:15 Introductions
10:15 – 10:30: Break
10:30 – 11:00: Specialty Crops Program ● Steve Johnson
11:00 – 11:30: Taste of Osage County ● Arlen & Kay Schwinke
11:30 – 11:50: Local Food from the Ground Up ● Laura Carter
11:55 – 12:15: Why Local? ● Nancy Holloway
12:15 – 1:00: Lunch ● Catered by Garry Vaught – Beks

$10 Registration fee includes breakfast and lunch catered by Beks Restaurant in Fulton

To register, please call Steve at 573-256-2602 or email Nancy Holloway at: njh5y3@mail.missouri.edu

Sponsored by: Missouri River Communities Network; Missouri River Bluffs Association; The Art House; Missouri Farmers Market Association; and the Missouri Department of Agriculture

To register, please call Steve at 573-256-2602 or email Nancy Holloway at: njh5y3@mail.missouri.edu