Keynote - 3 Steps to a profitable farm
Charlotte Smith has been named a food rebel, pioneer and visionary by PBS’s Food Forward TV, and a “Pioneering Leader in Raw Milk Production” by Mark McAfee, CEO Organic Pastures Dairy. Food Tank named her one of the 25 “World’s Most Influential Women in Food and Ag”.
Charlotte Smith has created a sustainable farm-to-consumer business selling premium meats, poultry, eggs and milk. After witnessing one too many small business owners close up shop after being run ragged and still not being able to pay the bills with their sales, she founded 3 Cow Marketing to help others transform their marketing skills and begin to live the life they always dreamed of.
3CowMarketing.com is an online marketing training company helping farmers in the U.S., Canada and around the world, learn the most current online marketing techniques to grow a successful business. Her book “Farm Marketing from the Heart” is an introduction to the in-depth concepts taught in her twice-annual marketing course. She helps farmers get results through coaching, mentoring and her podcast “The Profitable Mindset”, a top-rated program helping farmers everywhere.
One participant in Charlotte's training program said “I feel like this knowledge has put me 20 years ahead with my business. What I mean is that it probably would have taken me 20 years to learn this stuff by trial and error, but you have handed it all to me at once in a neat little package.”
Charlotte and her husband, Marc Rott, own a seasonal pastured poultry farm located in St. Paul, Oregon, producing a little raw milk, eggs, and poultry. She’s the mother of 3 kids – two adults and just one left at home.
The Great Plains Growers Conference is proudly held at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO.
Weather Information & Conference Cancellation - Conference cancellation only occurs if Missouri Western State University (MWSU) closes its campus due to severe weather or road conditions. MWSU closing decisions are normally made by 6 a.m. and posted on the university's home page - www.missouriwestern.edu.
Great Plains Growers Conference (GPGC) is a great local conference for commercial fruit, vegetable, cut flower and honey bee producers from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and other midwest states providing research-based information, from both vegetable research specialists and local growers, to help your farms grow and thrive.
Some of the topics offered in 2020 include:
the trade show
The trade show consists of more than 50 exhibitors with the latest seeds, supplies, equipment, and grower information. There will be ample opportunities to visit with other growers, exhibitors, and speakers.
This conference is organized by Extension professionals from the following universities: