Save the date for the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, a biennial event hosted by the National Farm to School Network that will convene more than 1,500 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agriculture literacy across the U.S.
Cafeterias in schools, childcare centers, universities, prisons and hospitals serve more than 40 million people everyday, placing the farm to cafeteria movement at the forefront of the fight to strengthen community health and local food systems. The National Farm to Cafeteria Conference is the only national gathering of stakeholders from across this movement, making it the premiere opportunity to learn, network, and collaborate with likeminded leaders from across the country. Registration will open February 15th, 2016. Learn more at farmtocafeteriaconference.org
Do you have expertise to share? The National Farm to School Network is seeking workshop, poster and lightning talk proposals from individuals working to improve our food systems, strengthen community health, empower youth, build equity, and increase opportunities for farmers. The 2016 conference theme Moving Forward Together lifts up new and innovative partnerships to continue building momentum and ensure long-term sustainability in the movement. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is open now through December 4th, 2015.