ORRICK, Mo. (AP) -- Almost three dozen African ministers of trade, economics and agriculture were heading to a small western Missouri town Friday to learn about modern farming practices.

The owners of the farm in Orrick will discuss the planting, harvesting, storage and sale of corn, soy beans, wheat and alfalfa. University experts also will answer questions about the specific needs of African agriculture.

The visit is part of the U.S.-Sub Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum. The event started Monday in Washington and shifted to Kansas City midway through the week.

The Kansas City portion of the forum also gave the African ministers a chance to mingle with agribusiness leaders based in the Heartland and visit the Kansas City Board of Trade.