The North Texas Farm to Table Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 16 at Rick’s Chophouse in McKinney.

The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom of the restaurant, located at 107 N. Kentucky St. Tickets are $25, with pre-registration required by Friday, April 10. No onsite registration will be accepted. Three-course dinner is included in registration cost. Beverages will be available for purchase.

The production of safe, healthy, quality agricultural products for the local market place is essential for the future of North Texas. A growing interest from consumers to know where their food is grown and produced has led to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and local organizations to partner on an educational program designed to bring together local agricultural producers, restaurateurs, chefs, brewers, vintners and others involved in the use of agricultural products. Participants will hear presentations from local agriculture and business leaders.


  • 6 p.m.: Cocktails – Local Wine, Beer and Craft Cocktails (available for purchase)
  • 6:30 p.m.: Dinner – Featuring Produce, Meats, Dairy and Specialty Items from North Texas


  • Rick Wells – Co-owner of Harvest and Rick’s Chophouse
  • Greg Church, Ph.D. – County Extension Agent for Horticulture
  • Rick Maxwell, D.Ed. – County Extension Agent for Agriculture
  • Blake Bennett, Ph.D. – Agriculture Economist

The next symposiums will be held at the same time and location on Thursday, July 30 and Thursday, Oct. 15.

Sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Seed Project, Harvest and Rick’s Chophouse.

Online registration is available, click here to sign up. For more information visit

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is an equal opportunity program provider. Individuals with a disability needing an accommodation should contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension one week prior to the event. For more information, visit