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CA Farm To School Conference 2015

Connecting. Growing. Leading.

May 4th - 6th | Asilomar | Pacific Grove, CA

Connect with Farm to School partners and colleagues across California during the first statewide conference hosted by the California Farm to School Network. The early bird rate of $325 has been extended through 2/15.

Learn more at www.cafarmtoschoolconference.org or register now at Eventbrite.
Scholarships provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture are now available for California farmers growing specialty crops.

Scholarships include full conference registration and shared lodging for two nights.  Pre-conference activities and travel are not included.  A limited number of scholarships are available.  Click here to apply.

The conference will offer a series of workshops, panels and discussions that will be of significant educational and networking value to attendees who will represent all facets of the farm to school movement, including farmers, distributors, government representatives, procurement officers, educators, and food program administrators. 

The early bird registration fee of $325* includes two days of sessions, plus meals during the conference. Pre-conference activities are also available on May 4th for an additional fee.

Conference Tracks:

  • Education in the Cafeteria and Classroom:  How to integrate Farm to School in the school setting, align with common core, and institutionalize programs in school districts.
  • Programs on the Farm and in the Garden: Covers unique aspects and models of garden enhanced nutrition education and farm education.
  • Making The Case: How can Farm to School Programs promote health, enhance nutrition education, change eating behaviors, and prevent chronic disease?
  • Local Procurement: Share strategies, case studies, and models for breaking down barriers and procuring local food.
  • Policy and Funding: Share stories and resources for how advocacy, policy, and funding at the district, local or state level can support Farm to School efforts.
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