May 2, 2023

Dear IMGC Attendees,

We’re busy as bees finalizing all the details for a fun and memorable IMGC 2023.

Conference Stylin’

The best-dressed people this summer will be wearing colorful IMGC apparel. You can order yours online until May 15 and pick it up at the conference. Choose from short and long-sleeve tees, a short-sleeve polo, visors and two styles of caps.

Order your swag using this link:

imgc apparel store

Back by popular demand: the conference pin. Purchase it at the conference as a special memento of your time at IMGC.

Believe In Barbecue

More than 300,000 people descended on Kansas City for the NFL draft on April 27-29. The NFL named KC as the barbecue capital of the U.S. (Apologies to our friends in Texas, Tennessee and South Carolina, who also make great barbecue.)

And guess what? Monday’s dinner (included with your registration) is catered by one of our top barbecue restaurants, Jack Stack.

Your registration includes five other meals: breakfast on all three days, and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Volunteers at the Hospitality Table will be happy to recommend area restaurants for other meals.

Make The Most Of Your Conference

You might as well take advantage of all the conference offerings once you’re here. There’s still time to sign up for optional evening speakers, tours and workshops.

Kansas City, Here I Come

If you can arrive earlier or stay later, there are lots of attractions to visit in the KC metro area; some offer free admission, such as the renowned Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Here are a few ideas:

Catch a Royals’ home game June 16-18 against the Angels.

Hear the Kansas City Symphony play Beethoven June 16-18 in the modern Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Pore over the KC Visitors Guide. Read the digital version at or order a free copy using the link below.

order a free kc visitors guide

Fun Fact

With more than 200 public fountains, Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains.


See you in June!



Your hosts, the K-State Extension Master Gardeners of Johnson County, KS.

Contact And Support Info

If you have any technical issues while registering, please contact us at 913-715-7034 from 9:00-5:00 p.m. CST or email us at [email protected].

For general conference questions, please email [email protected].