2014 farm to school workshop
Farm to School 411
Lorin Fahrmeier, University of Missouri-Extension
This session will Introduce all farm to school leads from our region. NFSN and its mission will be discussed.
Farm to School - Setting the Table in Your Community
Charlie Hopper, MO Dept. of Ag; Annarose Hart, KS Dept. Of Ag; Tammi Stotts, IA Dept. of Ag
This session will focus on state level efforts to help producers market their product.
Agricultural Entrepreneurship from a New Prospective
John Gordon, Founder of Boys Grow KC
How to Increase Farm Business with Educational Tours
Heather and Buck Counts, Buckeye Acres Produce
Discussion of educational tours on our operation and how it has helped our business grow.
* See presentation below
General Liability Concerns for Educational Tours
Gary Oerly, Farm Bureau Insurance
This will be an overview of liability issues and concerns regarding individuals who do educational tours on their farm.
Food Service Trends: Experiences from a Working Partnership
Jessica Weber, Independence CSD & Rachael Emig, Agriculture Education Instructor
Rachael Emig is the Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor at Independence Junior Senior High School.
Lorin Fahrmeier works for University of Missouri-Extension as the Missouri Farm to School project coordinator and serves as the Missouri lead with the National Farm to School Network.
Buck & Heather Counts own and operate Buckeye Acres Produce, a small fruit and vegetable farm located north of Warrensburg. They pride themselves in producing high quality, fresh, local produce for their customers. They raise strawberries, blackberries, cherries and a large variety of vegetables. They operate a CSA involving over 50 local families and sell produce from the farm and at the local farmers market. Agritourism is an important component of the farm through u-pick strawberries and blackberries, along with their fall harvest festival and pumpkin patch each October.
John Gordon is the founder of Boys Grow KC
Annarose Hart is with the Kansas Department of Agriculture
Charlie Hopper is with the Missouri Department of Agriculture
Gary Oerly is currently employed with Farm Bureau Insurance as a Commercial Underwriting Supervisor. He has worked in commercial insurance for approximately 27 years handling Commercial Auto, Commercial Property and Casualty, Umbrella Excess Liability and Professional Liability.
Tammi Stotts is with the Iowa Department of Agriculture
Jessica Weber is the Food Service Director and farm to School Coordinator for Independence CDS. Jessica is a graduate of Le Cordon Blue of Chicago with a degree in Pastry & Baking and has a fascination with anything outdoors.