Growing Local Food Economies: Good Food, Good Business

  • Feb. 21, 2019
  • 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


The University of Missouri Extension Growing Local Food Economies: Good Food, Good Business conference will show how food system initiatives and strengthened rural-urban linkages impact producers, communities and regional economies. Keynote speaker Dr. Becca Jablonski from Colorado State University will lead the morning discussion highlighting relevant data and trends. During the afternoon, each site (Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield, and St. Louis) will have the chance to explore unique, regional food system topics on their own. Please join us for this important discussion. The conference will include lunch and ample opportunity for networking.

Local Contacts for each location

Kansas City
Lorin Fahrmeier
(660) 815-3626
Pam Duitsman
(417) 581-3558
St. Louis
Debi Kelly
(636) 797-5391
Bill McKelvey
(573) 882-4973







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