Montana Farm to School Summit 2016: Sprouting Success
- Thursday, September 22, 2016 to Friday, September 23, 2016, from 12:00pm to 3:30pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
Learn and share how Montana schools and programs are sprouting success through the core elements of farm to school--serving local foods, school gardens, and nutrition, agriculture, and food education. Workshops, field trips, and networking opportunities will provide inspiration and skill building. The conference features Chef Ann Cooper, a nationally renowned advocate for improving school meals as well as Montana farm to school champions who will share their stories and experiences.
The summit will also be an opportunity to learn about and register your school for the new Montana Harvest of the Month program (www.montana.edu/mtharvestofthemonth).
Scholarships and continuing education units are available.
Who should attend?
All individuals interested in farm to school programs are encouraged to attend including school food service, teachers, school administrators, food producers, preschool and childcare providers, parents, community members, and support organizations.
What is farm to school?
Farm to school (F2S) aims to improve child nutrition by helping children understand and experience where their food comes from. It incorporates healthy farm-fresh food in school meals and snacks, provides increased opportunity for garden-based learning, agriculture education across the curriculum, and strengthens community-wide connections to support local farmers and children’s well-being.
This conference is hosted by Montana Team Nutrition Program, Montana State University, Montana Office of Public Instruction, Gallatin Valley Farm to School, and other statewide partners.
Scholarships and continuing education units are available. Register online at: https://tofu.msu.montana.edu/cs/f2s_2016
For more information contact: Aubree Roth, Montana Farm to School Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (406) 994-5996.
Early Bird $40 (until 6/30), Regular $50, Pre-conference field trips and workshops: $20