12th Annual MOA Conference - Digging Deep

January 23 - 25, 2020

The 12th annual MOA Conference - "Digging Deep" - will feature Tradd Cotter, Ray Archuleta, and Terry Durham, among many more great presenters. Join us for three days of learning and networking, and learn about hemp, mushrooms, poultry, row-crops, specialty crops, livestock, and much more!

This year's conference will feature in-depth organic, non-GMO, and sustainable workshops on:

  • Organic Primer - getting started & staying true to organic
  • Row-Crop Farming - weed & grass control, soil health, no-till
  • Market Gardening - succession planting, fertility, pests, selling
  • Livestock - organic methods & markets
  • Specialty Topics - honey, fruit, seeds, flowers, & more

This year's MOA Conference will feature 5 half-day intensive tracks, covering the following topics:

  1. Hemp - Get your questions answered about this new opportunity
    • Is it for you?
    • What are the barriers for entry?
    • Can you be successful?
    • How to get started!
  2. Elderberry - learn all about growing this quick-to-produce fruit
    • Where will it grow?
    • What are the cultivation methods?
    • Where and how can you sell it?
    • How much money can you make?
  3. Mushrooms - Are you ready for mushroom production?
    • Who's buying mushrooms?
    • How do you grow them?
    • Why are mushrooms a good product for you?
    • Where do they grow?
  4. Value-Added Products - Are you ready to process?
    • Do you need a commercial kitchen?
    • How will you decide what to process?
    • What are the regulations that control your processing?
    • Who will buy your products?
  5. Poultry - Are you ready to raise chickens?
    • Can you handle egg production?
    • Do you understand poultry regulations?
    • Where do you market your product?

Please select one of the options below to register for the 2020 annual conference. Please note that a membership luncheon will be available on Friday, January 24th. You must be registered before January 5, 2020 to receive a meal. 

The conference will be held at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center located at 18011 Bass Pro Drive in Independence, Missouri. The hotel is a short drive from the intersection of I-70 and I-470.

A special rate of $104.00 (+ tax) per night for a standard room is available for MOA Conference vendors and attendees. Rooms at this rate are limited, so please make your reservation early! Call 1 (800) 659-2220 and mention the conference or visit https://reservations.travelclick.com/109172#/guestsandrooms and use the group attendee code 2001MOORGA.

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

  • 18011 Bass Pro Drive Independence, MO 64055