Great Plains Growers Conference

February 12 & 13, 2021

The 2021 Great Plains Growers Conference is going virtual! Stay home and avoid winter driving conditions, while sharpening your production and marketing skills. All you need is a computer and internet access.

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The Conference facility couldn't be any better. Everything under one roof. I especially like the idea of not having to go out into the cold for our noon meal — the food and its selections are the best! Lecture rooms are comfortable and most accommodating, sound and lighting are good. Pleasant for gatherings to learn from each other. I wouldn't change a thing!

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Friday Keynote - Liz Graznak

Liz Graznak on a farm
Farmer & Owner of Happy Hollow Farm in Jamestown, MO

Saturday Keynote - Vaughn Hammond

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Agriculture & Orchard Manager at Valla's Pumpkin Patch & Apple Orchard in Gretna, NE

The Conference

Great Plains Growers Conference (GPGC) is a great local conference for commercial fruit and vegetable 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.

Due to anticipated ongoing COVID issues, the 2021 conference will be virtual! Participate on your computer from the comfort of home.

2021 Track Topics Include:

  • Marketing in the New Normalcy
  • Tree Fruits
  • Small Fruits
  • Vegetable Production
  • Vegetable Integrated Pest Management
  • Controlled Environment Production
  • North-Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer Forum

Full Conference Agenda

The Trade Show

Trade show Exhibitors will be available online, each during an assigned time slot, to show and discuss with you current product offerings, including the latest seeds, supplies, equipment, and grower information. Join the Exhibitors online as your schedule allows.

Conference Overview

Keynote Presentations

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Conference Partner

The NCR-SARE Farmers Forum gives farmers, researchers, and educators the opportunity to share results from their on-farm grant research projects with other growers. The grant projects are supported by North Central Region-Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE), a USDA-funded program that supports and promotes sustainable farming and ranching by offering competitive grants and educational opportunities.

Conference Organizers

This conference is organized by Extension professionals from the following universities:

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