Of all places, the 20th Anniversary New American Farm conference is taking place March 25-27th in Kansas City, MO.
Put on by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program , the “conference is open to farmers, ranchers, teachers, researchers, students, advocates – or simply curious consumers…who want to learn more about groundbreaking work in the exciting and rapidly expanding field of sustainable agriculture in America.”
Of particular interest while looking around their site are the tours they’ll be giving of farms around Missouri. Specifically, one of the tours is called “Crops in the City” and they’ll be visiting the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture. KC’s version of our own New Roots Urban Farm I got to meet some of their farmers at the Farmers’ Community Market at Brookside last September, and their produce was literally some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.
Unfortunately each of the tours is an additional $50, and after contacting them to inquire, they can not be done without also paying the full conference admission of $250.
If by chance you go, I’d love to hear how it was.