Conference Venue & Lodging


 12th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference

October 14-16, 2018 | Historic Downtown McKinney, Texas


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The 2018 Farm and Food Leadership Conference will be held at the former Collin County Courthouse, now the McKinney Performing Arts Center on the downtown square. The exact address is 111 N. Tennessee St. Click here for map and directions

downtown mckinney with courthouse



The Grand Hotel

We have blocked off a number of rooms at The Grand Hotel, a sponsor of our 2018 Conference, which is only steps away from the Conference venue and from plenty of shopping and dining. Be sure to mention FARFA to receive the special Conference rate of $109/night. Unfortunately, they do not have availability for Oct. 13, the night before the pre-conference workshops, but have rooms available Oct. 14-16.

114 W. Louisiana



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Holiday Inn McKinney

Our room block expired on Sept. 14, but you can still get the FARFA rates by calling the sales manager, Susan Spoonmoore, and letting her know you’re attending the Conference. Leave a message with her if you reach voicemail or if it’s after-hours, and she will respond. Rooms are available at $94/night for a king or two queens; $104 for an executive king; or $114 for a one-bedroom suite. If you book through the reservations number or general phone number, you will not receive the special rate.

3220 Craig Drive

214-250-5062 (for FARFA rate); 800-315-2621 (general number)


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Other hotels outside the downtown area but within 3 miles include a Sheraton, LaQuinta, Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn, and several others. Go to Visit McKinney’s website for a full list of accommodations.