Oct 30, 2020
Great Plains Growers Conference & Trade Show goes virtual for 2021

The 2021 Great Plains Growers Conference & Trade Show will be held Feb. 12-13, 2021. Due to anticipated ongoing COVID issues, the organizing committee has chosen to offer a virtual conference in 2021, with every intention of going back to a live conference in 2022.

The virtual 2021 conference will offer an online Exhibitor track, where Exhibitors can talk directly with participants and showcase available products. We would love to have you participate, show your products online, and talk with growers.

Christy Dipman is stepping down as the Conference Exhibitor Coordinator. She did a great job and will be missed. We have a committee for the Conference Exhibitors now and one of the committee members will be contacting you soon. The Conference Exhibiter Committee includes Kelly McGowan from the  University of Missouri Extension, Cary Rivard from Kansas State University Research and Extension and me, Kathi Mecham, University of Missouri Extension. 

Since travel will not be required for participants, this event could attract vegetable and fruit growers nationwide. Educational offerings will consist of four concurrent sessions focusing on tree and small fruits, vegetable production, and business.

Exhibitor registration fee covers time allotted to your company to talk with growers, in our virtual Exhibitor space. Participants will be given a schedule of Exhibitors and when they will be available to talk, so participants can meet you in the virtual Exhibitor space.

Questions concerning the virtual Exhibitor space should be directed to Kathi Mecham, ([email protected]) or 417-770-7031.

 There are three sponsorship opportunities for your company to have more exposure during the conference. They are listed on the Exhibitor Reservation form.                      


Friday, February 12

9:00 am – 12:15 p.m.     Education sessions and Virtual Trade Show

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm       Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm          Keynote

2:00 pm- 3:00 pm           Grower Association Meetings and Virtual Trade Show                    

Saturday, February 13

9:00 am – 12:15 p.m.     Education sessions and Virtual Trade Show

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm       Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm          Keynote

2:00 pm- 3:00 pm           Education sessions and Virtual Trade Show


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