Farm to Fork Summit and Expo

Local Food Businesses Meet Up in Nevada, MO

New crops, markets, and practices at March 3 Farm to Fork Summit and Expo

[APPLETON CITY, MO] The Farm to Fork Summit and Expo comes to Nevada, Missouri, this year. It’s the 5th-annual local foods get together for the western Missouri and eastern Kansas region: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the Nevada Community Center. It’s for farmers, businesses, and consumers interested in local foods and regenerative agriculture.

Speakers will share on-the-ground experience with new local food crops and markets, and agricultural practices. Keynote presenters will discuss and demonstrate the potential for local food and regenerative agriculture to grow jobs, build health, and protect land. Fun highlights include door prizes, an all-local food lunch prepared by the world-champion Osceola FFA barbeque team, and hands-on demonstration of small farm tools and systems.

WHAT: 2023 Farm to Fork Summit & Expo

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday March 3

WHERE: Nevada Community Center 200 N. Ash St., Nevada, MO, 64772

TICKETS: For participants and vendor booths.

  • Available via and Or call 417-282-5936.
  • The cost of $40-$50 includes food and refreshments.


WHY: Demand and opportunity are growing for area farms to produce for local and regional markets, direct and wholesale. Regenerative agriculture practices help farms meet this demand and seize this opportunity.


WHO: Brought to you by generous sponsors and committed planning partners.

Sponsors: Highlander Ag, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Missouri Grown, Liberty Utilities and Ozarks Farm & Neighbor.

Planning Partners: BuildVC, Osage Valley Electric Cooperative, University of Missouri Extension, West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, New Growth CDC, and New Growth Women’s Business Center.

ROOTED! is the theme of the 2023 Farm to Fork Summit & Expo. Our work building regional food capacity and connections is rooted in our commitment to rural people and places.  


West Central Missouri Community Action is dedicated to empowering people to make a positive change by coordinating and administering resources. Programs include housing, emergency services, energy conservation, employment and training, and credit building. West Central’s service region includes the counties of Cass, Bates, Benton, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, Morgan, St. Clair, and Vernon. Learn more at

New Growth is a rural Missouri community development corporation based in west central Missouri. New Growth’s mission is to build local ownership and lasting livelihoods from deep rural roots. Programs include the 15-county New Growth Women’s Business Center, New Growth Capital credit building and micro-enterprise financing, and the START HERE Business Acceleration Network. Learn more:



Patty Cantrell, MBA

Director, Outreach and Development

New Growth CDC

550 2nd St. PO Box 43

Osceola, MO 64776

660-476-2185 ext. 6500

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