Conference Venue & Lodging


 11th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference

September 24-26, 2017 | Historic Downtown McKinney, Texas


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The 2017 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 Tennessee St. Click here for map and directionsPre-conference workshops take place at the Heard Natural Science Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney. Map and directions here

downtown mckinney with courthouse


We have blocked room at two locations this year. The Grand Hotel is located on in downtown McKinney, just steps away from where the conference takes place. The Holiday Inn/McKinney is located at 3220 Craig Drive, less than four miles from downtown McKinney.

The Grand Hotel

114 W. LouisianaGrand-Hotel-Ballroom-McKinney



For the conference rate, mention: Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance

Standard King or Double Queen $129/night, Sun.-Wed.; $159/night Sat. [NOTE: If you want to arrive early, downtown McKinney hosts an Octoberfest event on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24. But hotels book quickly, so reserve your room early if you decide to stay Saturday.

Map & Directions


Holiday Inn/McKinneyholiday-inn-hotel-and-suites-mckinney-4020033695-4x3

3220 Craig Dr.



For the conference rate, mention: Farm and Food Leadership Conference

Standard King or Double Queen $94/night; Executive King $104/night; One-Bedroom Suite $114/night. [Parking will be reserved for us near the conference venue downtown, but Holiday Inn also offers shuttle service.]

Map & Directions