August 22, 2015: 17th Annual Food and Ag Conference

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Conference and Membership Meeting
AGENDA (Tentative)
08:10WelcomeMike Callicrate
08:30Conference PurposeFred Stokes
08:45Case for Alliances & CoalitionsBill Bullard, Diana Moss
09:45Coalition Report, HSUS on our side, OIG FOIA IssueJoe Maxwell, Angela Huffman, Matt Penzer</td
10:45Beef Tax ReportFred Stokes
11:00Contract Poultry ProducersMike Weaver
11:15Action PlanMike Callicrate
12:00LUNCH (Buffet available @ $25)
1:00Discussion avoiding “Chickenization”Mike Callicrate
2:30OCM Membership MeetingMike Callicrate
Conference and Membership Meeting at
Airport Residence Inn, 10300 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO
Call 816-741-2300 for OCM Block Room Rate $114.00+ Reservations (Preferred OCM Room Rate Reservations Deadline 7/29/15)
The Kansas City Zoo and its adjoining IMAX theater is a great attraction for those young and old alike. The Zoo has gone through a major transformation in the last few years and boasts over 200 acres with over 900 animals. Where else can you travel the world and see animals from all of the continents all in one day? The Zoo does have trams, shuttles and a train–but be advised, you’ll get a lot of exercise!
Liberty Memorial and the WWI museum is the United States official WWI Museum and honors those who served in WWI and honors the memory of the sacrifices those who served made. This interactive exhibit shows the consequences WWI had and the impact it had on the US as a country. The museum and memorial serve as the leading educational institute and resource of WWI. Head to the top of the Liberty Memorial for some of the best 360 view of Kansas City.
The world renowned Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (4525 Oak) is one of Kansas City’s most treasured gems. With amazing exhibits both inside and out–the Nelson-Atkins boasts one of the most impressive collections anywhere. With everything from ancient Egyptian sculptures and Japanese collection with more than 2,000 works of art ranging from the 10th century B.C.E. you could spend days looking at everything. Admission is free, although to see most special exhibits, a small fee is charged. The Bloch Building is the Nelson’s newest venture and opens in June 2007.


With amazing shops, great restaurants and those famed Kansas City fountains, the world famous Country Club Plaza gets the top pick of About Kansas City’s attractions and destinations. The Plaza (as we locals call it) was the US’s first outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment district and is wonderful any time of year. Sit at a courtyard and enjoy an evening of jazz, or enjoy dinner and drinks on one of the many patios around the district, enjoy a romantic carriage ride, and be amazed by the Plaza Lights during the holidays. See why over 170 shops and restaurants make it KC’s top destination.