4th Annual Farm to Cafeteria Conference
Hosted by the Community Food Security Coalition and the National Farm to School Network, the 4th annual Farm to Cafeteria Conference will be held in Portland, OR.
Mar 19, 2009 09:00 AM
Mar 21, 2009 05:00 PM
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During this year’s conference, “Going the Distance and Shortening it, From Farm to Cafeteria,” you’ll have the opportunity to explore the challenges and opportunities that come with the success of the movement. During the opening plenary, attendees will hear from youth about their actions to improve school meals. Another plenary will explore growers’ efforts to increase the supply of farm products to meet increasing demand. On Saturday evening we’ll open up to the public for a reception dinner with keynote speaker, Joan Dye Gussow, who will share her perspectives on sustainable agriculture through a nutrition lens.
Join us for field trips to local farms, school lunchrooms and processing facilities; short courses covering topics such as grant writing and research and evaluation; an open space session; 32 workshops on issues such as federal and state policy, experiential education, sustainability and economic development and sessions geared towards youth, producers, and food service providers. All food will be organic or sustainably produced and locally sourced whenever possible.