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

We have rooms blocked here for Sunday, Oct. 13, as well as Oct. 14-16. Book by Sept. 13 by phone or online and mention Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance to receive the Conference rate of $94/night for a king or two queens; $104 for an executive king; or $114 for a one-bedroom suite. The entire hotel is undergoing a renovation, to be completed prior to the Conference dates.

3220 Craig Drive



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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.